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Calendar of Events  

Knifecraft and Treen
Spoon Making Workshop
March 16
6:30 - 9:30 pm
$5, MHC at Hunter Library
call 227-7129 to sign up
Exhibit Opening Reception
When All God's Children exhibit
March 18
1:30 - 4:00 pm
MHC, Second Floor Hunter Library

Music at the Museum
"Barbara Allen" and the history of Ballads
March 23 
5:00 - 6:00 pm
Free, MHC at Hunter Library
First Thursday Concert & Open Jam
Lee Knight
April 6
7:00 - 8:00 pm Concert
8:00 - 9:00 pm Open Jam
Free, MHC Auditorium in HFR Bldg


MHC at Hunter Library

Horace Kephart: Revealing an Enigma

M – F, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Th 'till 7:00 PM
through Sept 1, 2017
Kephart at the fireplace 


When All God's Children Get Together

M – F, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Feb. 27 - June 1, 2017

Mount Olive church Waynesville

Celebrating the cultural traditions of the region’s African-American community


For fun music and training videos visit,


Mountain Heritage Center

WCU’s Mountain Heritage Center has moved across campus! The Center’s exhibit galleries in the HFR Building closed on April 13, 2015. The MHC has now moved its offices and exhibits to Hunter Library, where we are continuing to serve WCU and the community.

Our offices, located on the 2nd floor of Hunter Library, are open M-F, 8 am – 5 pm. Our 1,500 sq. ft. exhibit gallery on the first floor of Hunter Library is open and hosting "Horace Kephart: Revealing an Enigma." We have just opened "When All God's Get Together" on HL Second Floor, a celebration of the lives and music of African-Americans in far western North Carolina.

Our collections remain in the HFR Building, where our artifact preservation and research work continues. Ultimately, the MHC will be the centerpiece of a new WCU Visitors Center.  Our main phone number is (828-227-7129) and you can find the latest information about upcoming programs and exhibits, as well as complete contact information here and on Facebook

Hours of Operation

Galleries: 10:00 - 4:00 pm, Thursday evenings 'til 7:00 pm

Offices: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

To confirm hours or to arrange a special tour, please contact us at (828) 227-7129, by email, or visit our Facebook page.

The Mountain Heritage Center follows the university holiday schedule.


MHC Gallery at HL 161    MHC HL 161 sign


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