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.


Hours of Operation: Galleries: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursdays, 9:00 am - 7:00 pm, February 1 - December 7

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.

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.
The next program in the First Thursday Old-Time and Bluegrass Concert and Jam Series at WCU’s Mountain Heritage Center will feature a concert by Jackson County’s own Deitz Family.
The co-authors of a new book that examines the plant and animal life of the forests of the Southern Appalachian Mountains will visit WCU’s Mountain Heritage Center to give a presentation Thursday, Nov. 20.
The First Thursday Old-Time and Bluegrass Concert and Jam Series at WCU’s Mountain Heritage Center will get underway with a concert featuring the Boys from Tuckasegee.
A reception and presentation will be held Thursday, Sept. 11, at WCU’s Mountain Heritage Center to celebrate the exhibit "Land of the Crooked Water" that is currently on display at the museum.
Author Michael Beadle will present an illustrated talk focusing on the history of the town of Canton and, specifically, the town’s annual Labor Day Celebration on Thursday, Sept. 4, at WCU’s Mountain Heritage Center.
Local residents will have a chance to learn interesting and historical details about their family coverlets as the Mountain Heritage Center sponsors Quilt Discovery Evening.
Donna Glee Willliams, a speculative fiction writer who penned the novel “The Braided Path,” will visit the Mountain Heritage Center to present a reading and program.
A new exhibit featuring the creative work of local women from the late 19th century to the present is available for public viewing in the Jackson County Historical Society’s display area in the Jackson County Public Library Complex in Sylva.
Mountain Heritage Awards are bestowed on an individual and an organization that have played a prominent role in the preservation of Southern Appalachian history and culture.

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