The 2017-18 First Thursday Old-Time and Bluegrass Series at Western Carolina University continues Thursday, March 1, with a concert featuring the mountain ballads of Sarah Elizabeth Burkey and Susan Pepper.
Western Carolina University will present a double-header event focusing on two early 20th-century Americans who were pioneer conservationists and remain respected as outdoor authors Thursday, Nov. 16, in the ground floor auditorium of H.F. Robinson Building.
Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center recently received a donation of three art objects honoring Horace Kephart, an early 20th-century outdoors writer and proponent for the establishment of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Western Carolina University students, faculty and staff are playing an increasingly important role behind the scenes in organizing and staging Folkmoot USA, the Haywood County-based international festival of folk music and dance that kicks up its heels for the 34th year beginning Thursday, July 20.
Pam Meister has been named director of Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center, well known as a showcase for Southern Appalachian culture, programs and exhibits and as a regional facility for research and education.