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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

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The Mountain Heritage Center follows the university holiday calendar.


The 2015-16 First Thursday Old-Time and Bluegrass Series at WCU will continue Thursday, Dec. 3, with a concert featuring Highway 74.
Halloween might be over, but the scariness continues at WCU, where the staff of the Mountain Heritage Center is sponsoring a series of “haunted walking tours” on Monday, Nov. 9, and Wednesday, Nov. 11.
The Mountain Heritage Center’s First Thursday Old-Time and Bluegrass Series continues Thursday with a concert and jam session in which local musicians are invited to participate.
Western Carolina University faculty members and the Mountain Heritage Center received prestigious awards from the North Carolina Folklore Society, while local residents with ties to WCU also garnered recognition.
Warren Wilson College professor Phil Jamison will discuss his new book, “Hoedowns, Reels, and Frolics: Roots and Branches of Southern Appalachian Dance,” and demonstrate a step or two, at Western Carolina University on Thursday, Oct. 29.
The 2015-16 First Thursday Old-Time and Bluegrass Concert and Jam Series at WCU will get underway Thursday, Oct. 1, with a concert featuring the husband-and-wife duo of William Ritter and Sarah Ogletree.
The North Carolina Folklore Society will hold its 102nd annual conference Friday and Saturday on the WCU campus and at the N.C. Center for the Advancement of Teaching.
The sound of chainsaws and the sight of men with substantial facial hair will typify the experiences of visitors watching competitions at this year’s Mountain Heritage Day on Saturday, Sept. 26, at Western Carolina University.

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