Mountain Heritage Center

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Calendar of Events 

 Interpretive Planning for Small Museums

Free webinar from AAM
Feb. 18, 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Exhibition Label Writing
Free webinar from AAM
Feb. 25, 2:00 – 3:30 pm

First Thursday Concert and Jam with Josh Goforth

March 5, 7:00 - 9:00

Museums in Partnership brown bag luncheon
March 12 11:00 - 2:00

Bodhran Workshop
March 19 7:00 - 8:30 pm


Migration of the Scotch-Irish People


Hands in Harmony: Traditional Crafts and Music in Appalachia

 January 12 – April 1, 2015

Traveling Exhibits

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

"Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual: Tradition and Innovation" Jackson County Public Library, Sylva

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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