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Mountain Heritage Center hosting fly-tying workshop Jan. 12

The Mountain Heritage Center will host a fly-tying workshop Thursday, Jan. 12, as part of its ongoing Appalachian Living craft and skills series.

Traditional music series to feature Don Pedi, Bruce Greene

The 2016-17 First Thursday Old-Time and Bluegrass Concert and Jam Series at Western Carolina University will continue Thursday, Dec. 1, with a concert featuring old-time music virtuosos Don Pedi and Bruce Greene.

Students holding ‘Camp Cookery’ workshop at Mountain Heritage Center on Dec. 1

“Camp Cookery Then and Now,” a workshop led by the students of WCU’s Parks and Recreation Management Club, will be held at the Mountain Heritage Center from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1.

Reading by naturalist, author George Ellison scheduled for Nov. 17

The Mountain Heritage Center at Western Carolina University will present a reading, book-signing opportunity and reception with George Ellison for his latest published work, “Literary Excursions in the Southern Highlands: 50 Nature Essays,” on Thursday, Nov. 17.

WCU to host premiere of Horace Kephart documentary Nov. 20

Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center will host the premiere of a documentary on early 20th-century outdoors writer and Great Smoky Mountains National Park proponent Horace Kephart on campus Sunday, Nov. 20.

Mountain Heritage Center marks a year at Hunter Library, plans for future

Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center is marking a year in its temporary home at Hunter Library, with faculty, staff, students and visitors taking greater advantage of the location and opportunities it has provided.

Film ‘Cameron’ to be screened at WCU

Photographer, investigative reporter and film director Nadia Dean will screen her film “Cameron” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, at Western Carolina University.

Traditional music series to open with concert by Battleaxe Band

The 2016-17 First Thursday Old-Time and Bluegrass Concert and Jam Series at Western Carolina University will get underway Thursday, Nov. 3, with a concert featuring the Battleaxe Band.

Mountain Heritage Day marks 42nd annual event with big crowd

Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Day, an annual regional cultural celebration and the university’s “gift back to the community,” took place Saturday, Sept. 24, on campus under bright skies with thousands of visitors.

Rooted in the Mountains symposium to focus on sense of place, moments in time

“The Importance of Time and Place” is the theme for Western Carolina University’s seventh annual symposium, Rooted in the Mountains: Valuing Our Common Ground, on Thursday, Sept. 22, and Friday, Sept. 23, at WCU’s Health and Human Sciences Building.

Mountain Heritage Center offers free corn shuck doll making class

The Mountain Heritage Center, Western Carolina University’s museum of Appalachian culture, will offer instruction in the unique folk art of constructing dolls from corn shucks, also known as cornhusks, on Thursday, Sept. 15, from 2 to 5 p.m.

Mountain Heritage Center honors late corn shuck artist, hosts corn shuck art exhibit

Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center will celebrate the unique mountain craft of constructing decorative and functional items from corn shucks, also known as cornhusks, in the first floor lobby of the H.F. Robinson Administration Building.

Mountain Heritage Center to host historic Wootten photo exhibit

Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center will host an exhibit of works by Bayard Wootten, a pioneering woman photographer, beginning Sunday, Aug. 28, with an opening reception from 2 to 5 p.m. on the second floor of Hunter Library.

Mountain Heritage Center to host bark basket workshop June 30

The Mountain Heritage Center at Western Carolina University will host a bark basket workshop as part of its ongoing Appalachian Living craft and skills series from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 30.

WCU, Cashiers Historical Society present symposium on Horace Kephart

The Cashiers Historical Society will partner with Western Carolina University to present the 11th annual Jan Wyatt Symposium, with the topic “Horace Kephart: The Man Behind the Myth” on Thursday, June 9, at the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.

Mountain Heritage Center to host bark basket workshop May 26

The Mountain Heritage Center will host a bark basket workshop with biologist Jeff Gottlieb as part of its ongoing Appalachian Living craft and skills series on Tuesday, May 26, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Mountain Heritage Center craft series to feature basketmaker Junaluska

Faye Junaluska will demonstrate the craft of creating white oak baskets on Thursday, April 14, and offer a workshop for participants who would like to weave a basket of their own on Sunday, April 17, at Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center.

Appalachian Living Series to feature more craft workshops

The Mountain Heritage Center will present “Flax Plant to Linen Cloth” at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 31, in the Mountain Heritage Center’s gallery at 161 Hunter Library. This program is part of a series of hands-on Appalachian Living programs, celebrating crafts in Southern Appalachia.

Appalachian craft series begins with stitching program

The Mountain Heritage Center at WCU begins a series of hands-on programs this spring celebrating crafts in Southern Appalachia with “A History of Stitching in Appalachia: Treadle Machines to Featherweights” at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 10, in the center’s gallery at 161 Hunter Library.

Historian to discuss ‘Where Movements Meet’ on March 10 at WCU

A Mississippi historian will visit the Western Carolina University campus to give a presentation as part of the university’s observance of Women’s History Month.

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