Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center will host a multimedia presentation on “Jack Tales” and storytelling on Thursday, Feb. 16, from 5 to 6 p.m. as part of its Appalachian Living series. “Jack Tales” are a Southern Appalachian storytelling staple and a continuation of an English tradition going back hundreds of years.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. An exhibit, “Handed On: Three Generations of Corn Shuck Artists,” will be on display beginning Thursday, Aug. 25, with an opening reception held that evening at 6:30 p.m.
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.