The 2006-07 series of old-time and bluegrass music jam sessions sponsored by Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center will begin Thursday, Dec. 7, with a special performance by the popular bluegrass band Whitewater Bluegrass Co.
Scott Philyaw, director of the Mountain Heritage Center and associate professor of history at Western Carolina University, has been named to lead Mountain Heritage Day, the university’s popular celebration of Southern Appalachian culture.
Jeff Biggers, author of “The United States of Appalachia: How Southern Mountaineers Brought Independence, Culture and Enlightenment to America,” will be the featured presenter as the fall Appalachian Cultural Lunchtime Series continues Thursday, Oct. 5, at Western Carolina University's Mountain Heritage Center.
Anna Fariello, project leader for the Craft Revival Project headquartered at Western Carolina University's Hunter Library, will be the featured presenter as the fall 2006 Appalachian Cultural Lunchtime Series begins at WCU's Mountain Heritage Center on Wednesday, Sept. 27.
Julia Coates, instructional designer for the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, will present “Culture and Nation: Rethinking Race and Class in Interpretations of Cherokee History” at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, at Western Carolina University's Mountain Heritage Center.
An exhibit developed by Western Carolina University's Mountain Heritage Center that features photographs of Jackson County's historic churches is now on display at the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce office in downtown Sylva.
A demonstration of handcrafted Shaker boxes by Chris Behre on Sunday, June 25, will kick off “Crafts at the Center,” the summertime craft demonstration series at Western Carolina University's Mountain Heritage Center.
Scott Philyaw, associate professor of history at Western Carolina University, has been named one of the best teachers in the University of North Carolina system, earning praise from students and faculty colleagues for a collaborative teaching style that provides his students with real-world experience to supplement classroom learning.
A historian who rummaged through Appalachian Mountain artifacts and archives as an undergraduate student at Western Carolina University has been tapped to lead the museum where he once toiled as an intern.
Western Carolina University will re-start its series of old-time and bluegrass music jam sessions and traditional dance gatherings in January, but the 2006 jam sessions, held at Western's Mountain Heritage Center, will come with a new twist.