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Calendar of Events 

 Step Back in Time Camp

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

Participate in any or all of the 3 days with unique activities each day.

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

Questions? email or 227-7129, Registration 


MHC @ Hunter Library location


The Photography of Lewis Hine

Hunter Library Second Floor Lobby

 M – F, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, through Dec 11, 2015


WCU’s Mountain Heritage Center: Collecting for the Community

Hunter Library gallery

M – F, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, until 7:00 pm Th

Opening Aug 17, 2015

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 has moved across campus! The Center’s exhibit galleries in the HFR Building closed on April 13, 2015. The MHC has now moved its offices and exhibits to Hunter Library, where we are continuing to serve WCU and the community.

Our offices, located on the second floor of Hunter Library, are open M-F, 8 am – 5 pm, and we are currently hosting a traveling exhibit from the North Carolina Museum of History, “The Photography of Lewis Hine: Exposing Child Labor in North Carolina, 1908-1918” in the lobby adjacent to our offices.  Our new 1,500 sq. ft. exhibit gallery on the ground floor of Hunter Library will open on 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.  Our main phone number is still the same (828-227-7129) and you can find the latest information about upcoming programs and exhibits, as well as complete contact information on this page and on 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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