MHC News

Scott Chamness studies unique "apple turnover quilt," Spring 2012. Scott is currently a Masters student in the Public History program at UNC-Greensboro. He recently completed a collections internship at Fallingwater in Pennsylvania.     Photo courtesy of Office of Public Relations, WCU.


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Galleries: The MHC Galleries are currently closed. We will reopen on August 17, 2015 @ Hunter Library

Offices: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm  June 1: MHC Offices will be in Hunter 240

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.


The Mountain Heritage Award recognizes those who play a prominent role in researching, preserving and/or interpreting Southern Appalachian history, culture and issues.
Mountain Heritage Center exhibits that have been on display on the ground floor of WCU’s H.F. Robinson Administration Building will be unavailable for public viewing for the remainder of spring and summer as the museum’s staff moves the exhibits to new display space in Hunter Library.
Peter Koch, education associate at WCU’s Mountain Heritage Center, is recipient of the highest honor bestowed on museum professionals by the North Carolina Museums Council.
The First Thursday Old-Time and Bluegrass Series at WCU’s Mountain Heritage Center will hold its last spring event Thursday, April 9, as folk musician and storyteller Josh Goforth is featured in concert.
Friends and fans of WCU’s Mountain Heritage Center are invited to drop by to celebrate and reflect on its 36 years of education and service in H.F. Robinson Administration Building.
The First Thursday Concert and Jam Series at WCU’s Mountain Heritage Center will continue Thursday with a concert featuring Western North Carolina’s Nick Chandler and Delivered.
The bodhran, a traditional percussion instrument of Ireland, will be the focus of two free presentations Thursday, March 19, at WCU.
Presentation topics will include women in Appalachian music, the lives of women of color during slavery times, and the current impact of women on North Carolina politics.
The concert and jam scheduled for March 5 at WCU's Mountain Heritage Center has been postponed to Thursday, April 9.
Sylva storyteller Gary Carden will host a show featuring stories and music at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, at WCU’s Mountain Heritage Center.

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