MHC News

Scott Chamness studies unique "apple turnover quilt," Spring 2012. Scott is currently a Masters student in the Public History program at UNC-Greensboro. He recently completed a collections internship at Fallingwater in Pennsylvania.     Photo courtesy of Office of Public Relations, WCU.

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Thursdays, 9:00 am - 7:00 pm, February 1 - December 7

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The focus will be on mountain ballads as Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center hosts a program in its “Evening at the Museum” series from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 23.
Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center will hold a special weekend opening as it hosts a Saturday, March 18, reception for the exhibit “When All God’s Children Get Together,” currently on display in the center’s gallery on the second floor of Hunter Library.
Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center will hold a spoon-making workshop as part of its ongoing Appalachian Living craft and skills series Thursday, March 16, from 6:30 until 9:30 p.m.
The 2016-17 First Thursday Old-Time and Bluegrass Series at Western Carolina University will continue Thursday, March 2, with a concert featuring the traditional music ensemble Blue-Eyed Girl.
Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center, in partnership with One Dozen Who Care, will host a display on the cultural history and musical traditions of the region’s African-American community that will later be presented in neighboring towns as a traveling exhibit.
The Mountain Heritage Center, Western Carolina University’s museum of Appalachian culture, will hold a cobweb broom workshop Thursday, Feb. 23, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center will host a multimedia presentation on “Jack Tales” and storytelling on Thursday, Feb. 16, from 5 to 6 p.m. as part of its Appalachian Living series. “Jack Tales” are a Southern Appalachian storytelling staple and a continuation of an English tradition going back hundreds of years.
Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center will host a fly- tying workshop Thursday, Jan. 12, as part of its ongoing Appalachian Living craft and skills series.
Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center will host the premiere of a documentary on early 20th-century outdoors writer and Great Smoky Mountains National Park proponent Horace Kephart on campus Sunday, Nov. 20.
The Mountain Heritage Center at Western Carolina University will present a reading, book-signing opportunity and reception with George Ellison for his latest published work, “Literary Excursions in the Southern Highlands: 50 Nature Essays,” on Thursday, Nov. 17.
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