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Calendar of Events 

Film Viewing/ Book Signing with Nadia Dean
October 27th
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Free, MHC Auditorium in HFR Building 

Bert Dunkerly, Richmond Bread Riots
 November 14
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Free, MHC Auditorium in HFR Building


Hunter Library gallery 161

Horace Kephart: Revealing an Enigma

M – F, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Th 'till 7:00 PM, through March 31, 2017
Kephart at the fireplace 

 Hunter Library Second Floor Lobby

Tobacco Farmers Bayard Wootten

Light and Air: the Photography of Bayard Wootten

M – F, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, June 20 - Nov 23, 2016
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. We are currently hosting a traveling exhibit from Wilson Library, UNC-CH, "Light and Air: the photography of Bayard Wootten" in the lobby adjacent to our office. Our new 1,500 sq. ft. exhibit gallery on the ground floor of Hunter Library will re-open on September 6, 10 am - 4 pm. 

Our collections remain in the HFR Building, where our artifact preservation and research work will continue. Ultimately, the MHC will be the centerpiece of a new WCU Visitors Center.  Our main phone number is still the same (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 starting in Feb '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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