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Mountain Heritage Center



Peter Koch , Education Associate

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Mountain Heritage Center
176 Central Drive, #240
Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, NC 28723

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Office Hours:

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday;
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Thursday


The Mountain Heritage Center is on the second floor of WCU's Hunter Library.

Agency Description:

The Mountain Heritage Center at WCU is a regional center for research and education. We connect people with local history and culture. We build bridges between the University and the wider community. We serve as a resource for cultural heritage organizations in the region.


Each area of interest requires some specific training.

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Skills, Experience, and Special Requirements:

An interest in western North Carolina, Appalachia, or museum work is helpful but not necessary.

Volunteer Involvement:

Volunteers may assist with educational programs both in-house and in regional schools (good experience for Education majors), exhibit development (good experience for Arts and Sciences majors and/or Industrial Technology majors), and publications (Graphic Arts majors). Volunteers may also assist with research (data collection) on artifacts or on exhibit topics.

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