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Calendar of Events 

 Step Back in Time Camp

July 16 and 30, August 6 and 20 | 8:30am to 4:30pm

Participate in any or all of the 4 days with unique activities each day.

$25 per day. Ages 9 - 11 | Lunch and snacks will be provided.

Questions? email or 227-7129, Registration 

Bark Basket workshop

July 19, 2:00 - 5:00 pm

with Jeff Gottlieb


For info or to make reservations, call 227-7129 or email Pam Meister


The MHC's permanent exhibits are currently closed.

We will reopen August 17 in the new gallery @ Hunter Library

MHC @ Hunter Library location


Temporary Exhibit at Hunter 240 through Dec 11, 2015:

The Photography of Lewis Hine:

Exposing Child Labor in North Carolina 1908-1918

Traveling Exhibits

"Horace Kephart in the Great Smoky Mountains"
Western Office of Archives and History, Oteen, NC

"Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual: Tradition and Innovation" Rural Life Museum, Mars Hill University

Mountain Heritage Center

WCU’s Mountain Heritage Center is on the move! The Center’s exhibit galleries in the HFR Building closed on April 13, 2015. The MHC moved its offices and exhibits to Hunter Library in late May, where we are continuing to serve WCU and the community.

Our offices have reopened M-F, 8 am – 5 pm, and a new exhibit gallery will open August 17, 2015. 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.  

In the meantime, please enjoy a traveling exhibit on Lewis Hine photography we are hosting and the many exhibits produced by the MHC in venues across western North Carolina.  Throughout the move, our  phone number will remain the same (828-227-7129) and you can find the latest information about the move, upcoming programs, and complete contact information on the WCU website and Facebook


Hours of Operation

Galleries: The MHC Galleries are currently closed.

We will reopen on August 17 @ Hunter Library

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 calendar.



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