Mountain Heritage Center

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Calendar of Events 

First Thursday Concert and Jam

Boys from Tuckaseegee

Nov. 6, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

 Battle of Plymouth - Sinking of the Albemarle

with Andrew Duppstaat

WNC Civil War Roundtable

Nov. 10, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Exploring Southern Appalachian Forests

with Steph Jeffries & Tom Wentworth

Nov. 20, 7:00 - 8:30


The Dearest Spot of All: WCU's 125th anniversary


Y'all Come, the Best Kind of Get-Together: 40 years of Mountain Heritage Day

 June 12 – Dec 12, 2014

Traveling Exhibits

"Horace Kephart in the Great Smoky Mountains"
Gunter Cabin, Fontana Village

"Bartram's Journey"
North Carolina Botanical Garden

Mountain Heritage Center

Come join us at the Mountain Heritage Center -- celebrate the natural and cultural heritage of the southern Appalachian region. Through our exhibitions, publications, educational programs, and demonstrations, you'll 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.


Mountain Heritage Center Mission
The Mountain Heritage Center at WCU is a regional resource for education and research: 

We CONNECT people with local history and culture.
We BUILD bridges between the University and wider community.
We SERVE as a resource for regional cultural heritage organizations.


Hours of Operation

Galleries: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

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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