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Calendar of Events 

 Bark Baskets
with Jeff Gottlieb
Hands-On Workshop 
 May 26
5:30 - 8:30 pm
$25, MHC Gallery at 161 Hunter Library (828) 227-7129 to sign up

WNC Civil War Roundtable
Thomas Legion in 1864
with Peter Koch
 June 13
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Free, MHC Auditorium in HFR Building

Step Back in Time Summer Camp
July 13 - 14
August 10 - 11
8:30 - 4:30
9 - 11 yr olds
$50 per camp, lunch and snacks included
Registration link


Hunter Library gallery

MHC gallery at HL161

Collecting for the Community

M – F, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, until 7:00 pm TH


Hunter Library Second Floor Lobby

From Apartheid to Democracy

M – F, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Feb 1 - May 20, 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 the Levine Museum of the New South, "From Apartheid to Democracy" in the lobby adjacent to our office. Our new 1,500 sq. ft. exhibit gallery on the ground floor of Hunter Library is open 10 am - 4 pm. 

Our collections will 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 @ Hunter Library location


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