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
Hunter Library Second Floor Lobby
"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
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 is open 10 am - 4 pm.
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: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Thursdays until 7:00 pm
Offices: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Mountain Heritage Center follows the university holiday calendar.