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

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The Mountain Heritage Center follows the university holiday calendar.


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 on Friday, Oct. 9, and Saturday, Oct. 10, at Western Carolina University and 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.
The Mountain Heritage Center, WCU’s museum of Appalachian culture, is back at full operation after a summertime move from H.F. Robinson Administration Building to space at Hunter Library.
Monday, Aug. 17, brought more than the start of a new academic year. It also brought news that WCU had lost an important leader who served at critical periods of the institution’s history. The night before, Clifford Ramsey Lovin lost his fight with cancer.
Many of the children look older than their years in photographs captured by Lewis Hine a century ago in the mill villages of Cabarrus, Gaston, Lincoln, Rowan and other N.C counties.
WCU’s Mountain Heritage Center will host a bark basket workshop from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 19.
WCU’s Mountain Heritage Center will host a bark basket workshop from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 7.

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