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Mountain Heritage Center

Join us at the Mountain Heritage Center and celebrate the natural and cultural heritage of the southern Appalachians. Discover the rich traditions of the mountains, see the Appalachian region from new perspectives, and come away with an enhanced understanding of its land, culture, and people.


MHC concert

Mountain Heritage Center News and
Mountain Heritage Day Information

Read about happenings at the Mountain Heritage Center on the campus of Western Carolina University and find information about our annual Mountain Heritage Day Festival.

MHC Horace Kephart Exhibit

Current Exhibits

Visit the Mountain Heritage Center to see current exhibitions, find out about our traveling exhibits and explore online collections.

MHC Quilting

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  • Help preserve our unique collection and further develop a comprehensive museum program for the mountain region.

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Student Employment

Our goal is to help students advance their experience by working in a 'real world' environment.


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