Events for March 27, 2021 – February 26, 2018 › Heritage › – NC Blue Ridge

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Attend a lively musical performance, go dancing at one of the many street festivals planned throughout the Blue Ridge Mountains, explore regional gem mines, sample your way across a food and wine festival, or explore a new art exhibit. There’s no shortage of cool things to do here in Western North Carolina. Here’s a list of some of the best events taking place this month.

Valley History Explorer Moderate Hike Series Interest Meeting

Swannanoa Valley Museum 223 W State St, Black Mountain, NC

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 Valley History Explorer Moderate Hike Series Interest Meeting Learn about our moderate hiking series, the Valley History Explorer Series during this free informational meeting. The Valley History Explorer Hiking Series offers the opportunity to revisit the past of the unique communities that make up the Swannanoa Valley through 8 moderate​, 3-mile​ […]

Free

A Rumbling Bald St. Patrick’s Day on Lake Lure

Rumbling Bald Resort 112 Mountain Blvd, Lake Lure, NC

Family friendly Live Music, Food, Beer, and Irish Games, Best Kilt Contest, 2nd Round March Madness Games on the TV’s as well. Live Music Starting at 3pm until close. Eleanor Underhill 2p – 4p Melissa Seeley 4:15p – 6:15p Adam Shirah 6:30p – close    

Appalachian Spring Tea with Harriet

Whitemont Lodge 15 Hildreth Lane, Swannanoa, NC

On Saturday, May 12, 2018, history lovers, nature enthusiasts, and those who appreciate the tasty sweet and savory foods offered at a formal tea will gather at Whitemont Lodge for a special celebration of spring and one of the Swannanoa Valley’s most honored women, Harriet Styles. The pre-Mothers’ Day tea will be offered in two […]

$35 – $45

RiddleFest

Burnsville Town Center 6 S. Main St., Burnsville, NC

Once a year, musicians, historians and music fans gather in Burnsville to honor the legacy of Yancey County native and musician Lesley Riddle. This year’s RiddleFest takes place Saturday, June 30, with an afternoon seminar and evening concert. Songstress Laura Boosinger and fiddler Josh Goforth headline the concert. Boosinger, an award-winning performer and recording artist […]

High Peaks Stroll to Swinging Footbridges

Burnsville Town Square 100 Town Square, Burnsville, NC

Join the NC High Peaks Trail Association and local author Katey Schultz for a rare treat. Schultz leads a tour of one of the area’s unique and alluring features, its swinging footbridges. A product of the area’s steep topography and limited transportation network, the bridges once were a vital link for rural families cut off […]

$5

Old Timey Fall Festival

Burnsville Town Square 100 Town Square, Burnsville, NC

Enjoy a good old-fashioned fall festival on Burnsville's beautiful Town Square. The Yancey History Association invites everyone near and far to come out and be a part of the fun-filled day. Heritage crafters will demonstrate the old-timey methods of producing their crafts so that the younger generations can see how their ancestors made these wonderful items. […]

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Pickin’ and a Grinnin’: A Night at the Opry

Flat Rock Playhouse 2661 Greenville Hwy, Flat Rock, NC

The Grand Ole Opry is one of American Music’s greatest traditions, shaping the landscape of American music culture. It launched the careers of everyone from Bill Monroe and Roy Acuff, to Hank Williams and Chet Atkins. Comedians like Minnie Pearl and ‘String Bean’ Akeman found their stardom with the Opry. And legends like Cash, Parton, […]

$20 – $52

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Appalachian Spring Tea

Blue Ridge Assembly 84 Blue Ridge Circle, Black Mountain, NC

On Saturday, April 27th the Museum will host our 2nd annual spring tea at the Weatherford home in Blue Ridge Assembly. Built around 1936 of native timber by Dr. Willis Weatherford, Sr., founder of the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly; the home and surrounds are being opened to the public for what may be the last […]

$8 – $175

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Along About Sundown

Parkway Playhouse 202 Green Mountain Drive, Burnsville, NC

When an aspiring musician, Ethan, happens into Bascom Lamar Lunsford, the Minstrel of Appalachia, he embarks on a musical and historical journey. Along about sundown, several musicians meet up on Lundsford’s porch for storytelling, and more importantly, a chance to make music together. Lunsford’s life and songs inspire musicians and appreciators of Appalachian music everywhere. This original musical, written […]

$13 – $24

RiddleFest

Burnsville Town Center 6 S. Main St., Burnsville, NC

RiddleFest promises musical excellence with a talented lineup performing for the annual event honoring the legacy of Yancey County native and musician Lesley Riddle. Grammy-winning musician Dom Flemons headlines the concert. Flemons was a founding member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops who won a Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album in 2010. In 2014, Flemons […]

$20
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Sandburg Sing-along

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site 1800 Little River Road, Flat Rock, NC

To celebrate Carl Sandburg’s love of folk music, the park offers new, monthly Sandburg Sing-alongs. Featuring music from Sandburg’s "The American Songbag," musicians will lead the audience in singing along at the amphitheater. Song sheets will be available. Musician lineup: June 25: Geriatric Jukebox Band July 20: Cindy Carpenter and Emily Reasoner Aug. 11: Lucy […]

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Street Dances

Hendersonville Visitor Center 201 South Main Street, Hendersonville, NC

This summer marks the 101st year of Hendersonville's street dances. What began in 1918 as a celebration to welcome the soldiers home from World War I is now a favorite tradition. People of all ages gather in downtown Hendersonville each Monday evening from mid-July through mid-August to enjoy mountain heritage music and dancing. People square […]

Free

NC Mountain State Fair

WNC Agricultural Center 1301 Fanning Bridge Rd., Fletcher, NC

The third largest fair in North Carolina celebrates the heritage of the Blue Ridge mountains, including agriculture, music, crafts, art, food, entertainment, livestock displays, competitions, and midway amusement rides.

Free – $10
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Dark of the Moon

Parkway Playhouse 202 Green Mountain Drive, Burnsville, NC

This perennial favorite is based on the haunting folk ballad of “Barbara Allen.” Set in the Smoky Mountains, it recounts the story of John, a strange “witch boy” who upon first beholding the beautiful Barbara Allen immediately falls in love. He is given human form to woo and marry her on the condition that she […]

$11 – $22

Celtic Music & Mythic Tales

Melange Bed & Breakfast 1230 Fifth Avenue West, Hendersonville, NC

U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion Jamie Laval takes his audience on an exciting musical journey through Scotland, Ireland, and Brittany in the distinctly European style environs of the Mélange Bed and Breakfast in historic downtown Hendersonville. The intimate, acoustic concert evocatively reimagines Gaelic love songs, raucous peasant dances, and mythic tales from the ancient Celtic […]

$22

Beacon Blankets Make Warm Friends Day

Swannanoa Valley Museum 223 W State St, Black Mountain, NC

Shop all things Beacon Blankets while visiting the Museum's exhibit about the textile mill in Swannanoa that was once the largest in the world! Jerry and Kathy Brownstein will be signing and selling copies of their book, "Beacon Blankets Make Warm Friends," which relates the history of the company and highlights their collectible blankets, robes, […]

Free

Farm City Day

Jackson Park 801 Glover St, Hendersonville, NC

The farm comes to the city at Hendersonville’s Annual Farm City Day, a celebration of Hendersonville’s rural traditions through introducing the urban population to agriculture. The day includes petting zoo, urban, rural and educational displays, antique and modern farm equipment, live music, food and concessions for sale, and crafters selling their wares, a special youth […]

Free
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Smoke on the Mountain

Flat Rock Playhouse 2661 Greenville Hwy, Flat Rock, NC

Take a break from the frenzy of everyday life and enjoy a wholesome celebration of faith, community and Appalachian music. Set in Mount Pleasant, North Carolina, around 1938, "Smoke on the Mountain" brings to life a small-town musical revival featuring the traveling Sanders Family as they play the best of bluegrass and gospel hymns. Audiences […]

$20 – $65

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The Festival of the Hunt

Tryon International Equestrian Center 4066 Pea Ridge Rd, Mill Spring, NC

The Festival of the Hunt, highlighting the history and tradition of fox hunting and working field hunters, will be welcomed back to the venue November 12-17, 2019. With opportunities to hunt with local hunt clubs, mock hunts, the TIEC Field Hunter Championships and Carolina Performance classes, the Festival of the Hunt is a beloved fall […]

Jamie Laval’s Celtic Christmas

Tryon Fine Arts Center 34 Melrose Ave, Tryon, NC

Jamie Laval’s Celtic Christmas captures the beauty and atmosphere of Scotland, Ireland, Brittany, and Iceland during the holidays. An entertaining and thought-provoking family holiday experience, the show weaves a tapestry of music, dance, poetry, and stories that hearken back to the ancient Celtic celebrations associated with the Winter Solstice and Christmas. Headlining the show is […]

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Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions

24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC 28762 24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC

Mountain Gateway Museum & Heritage Center (MGM) in Old Fort announces the opening of a new traveling exhibit: "Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions". Developed by MGM’s sister museum, the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, NC, the exhibit will run from January 18, 2020 through the July 4th weekend at MGM, located at […]

Free

North Fork Valley Tour of the Asheville Watershed – East Side: Appalachian History, the North Fork Community, and the Hunger Games

Swannanoa Valley Museum 223 W State St, Black Mountain, NC

On Saturday, March 28th, the Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center will host a driving tour inside the closed City of Asheville Watershed to explore part of the once thriving North Fork Valley community. Over 50 families were forced to leave the North Fork Valley in the early 20th century as Asheville enacted plans to […]

$35 – $75

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Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions

24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC 28762 24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC

Mountain Gateway Museum & Heritage Center (MGM) in Old Fort announces the opening of a new traveling exhibit: "Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions". Developed by MGM’s sister museum, the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, NC, the exhibit will run from January 18, 2020 through the July 4th weekend at MGM, located at […]

Free
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Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions

24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC 28762 24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC

Mountain Gateway Museum & Heritage Center (MGM) in Old Fort announces the opening of a new traveling exhibit: "Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions". Developed by MGM’s sister museum, the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, NC, the exhibit will run from January 18, 2020 through the July 4th weekend at MGM, located at […]

Free
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Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions

24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC 28762 24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC

Mountain Gateway Museum & Heritage Center (MGM) in Old Fort announces the opening of a new traveling exhibit: "Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions". Developed by MGM’s sister museum, the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, NC, the exhibit will run from January 18, 2020 through the July 4th weekend at MGM, located at […]

Free
Recurring

Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions

24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC 28762 24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC

Mountain Gateway Museum & Heritage Center (MGM) in Old Fort announces the opening of a new traveling exhibit: "Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions". Developed by MGM’s sister museum, the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, NC, the exhibit will run from January 18, 2020 through the July 4th weekend at MGM, located at […]

Free
Recurring

Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions

24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC 28762 24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC

Mountain Gateway Museum & Heritage Center (MGM) in Old Fort announces the opening of a new traveling exhibit: "Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions". Developed by MGM’s sister museum, the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, NC, the exhibit will run from January 18, 2020 through the July 4th weekend at MGM, located at […]

Free
Recurring

Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions

24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC 28762 24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC

Mountain Gateway Museum & Heritage Center (MGM) in Old Fort announces the opening of a new traveling exhibit: "Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions". Developed by MGM’s sister museum, the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, NC, the exhibit will run from January 18, 2020 through the July 4th weekend at MGM, located at […]

Free
Recurring

Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions

24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC 28762 24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC

Mountain Gateway Museum & Heritage Center (MGM) in Old Fort announces the opening of a new traveling exhibit: "Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions". Developed by MGM’s sister museum, the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, NC, the exhibit will run from January 18, 2020 through the July 4th weekend at MGM, located at […]

Free
Recurring

Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions

24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC 28762 24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC

Mountain Gateway Museum & Heritage Center (MGM) in Old Fort announces the opening of a new traveling exhibit: "Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions". Developed by MGM’s sister museum, the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, NC, the exhibit will run from January 18, 2020 through the July 4th weekend at MGM, located at […]

Free
Recurring

Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions

24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC 28762 24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC

Mountain Gateway Museum & Heritage Center (MGM) in Old Fort announces the opening of a new traveling exhibit: "Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions". Developed by MGM’s sister museum, the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, NC, the exhibit will run from January 18, 2020 through the July 4th weekend at MGM, located at […]

Free
Recurring

Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions

24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC 28762 24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC

Mountain Gateway Museum & Heritage Center (MGM) in Old Fort announces the opening of a new traveling exhibit: "Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions". Developed by MGM’s sister museum, the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, NC, the exhibit will run from January 18, 2020 through the July 4th weekend at MGM, located at […]

Free
Recurring

Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions

24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC 28762 24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC

Mountain Gateway Museum & Heritage Center (MGM) in Old Fort announces the opening of a new traveling exhibit: "Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions". Developed by MGM’s sister museum, the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, NC, the exhibit will run from January 18, 2020 through the July 4th weekend at MGM, located at […]

Free
Recurring

Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions

24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC 28762 24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC

Mountain Gateway Museum & Heritage Center (MGM) in Old Fort announces the opening of a new traveling exhibit: "Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions". Developed by MGM’s sister museum, the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, NC, the exhibit will run from January 18, 2020 through the July 4th weekend at MGM, located at […]

Free

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Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions

24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC 28762 24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC

Mountain Gateway Museum & Heritage Center (MGM) in Old Fort announces the opening of a new traveling exhibit: "Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions". Developed by MGM’s sister museum, the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, NC, the exhibit will run from January 18, 2020 through the July 4th weekend at MGM, located at […]

Free
Recurring

Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions

24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC 28762 24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC

Mountain Gateway Museum & Heritage Center (MGM) in Old Fort announces the opening of a new traveling exhibit: "Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions". Developed by MGM’s sister museum, the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, NC, the exhibit will run from January 18, 2020 through the July 4th weekend at MGM, located at […]

Free
Recurring

Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions

24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC 28762 24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC

Mountain Gateway Museum & Heritage Center (MGM) in Old Fort announces the opening of a new traveling exhibit: "Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions". Developed by MGM’s sister museum, the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, NC, the exhibit will run from January 18, 2020 through the July 4th weekend at MGM, located at […]

Free
Recurring

Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions

24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC 28762 24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC

Mountain Gateway Museum & Heritage Center (MGM) in Old Fort announces the opening of a new traveling exhibit: "Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions". Developed by MGM’s sister museum, the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, NC, the exhibit will run from January 18, 2020 through the July 4th weekend at MGM, located at […]

Free
Recurring

Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions

24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC 28762 24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC

Mountain Gateway Museum & Heritage Center (MGM) in Old Fort announces the opening of a new traveling exhibit: "Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions". Developed by MGM’s sister museum, the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, NC, the exhibit will run from January 18, 2020 through the July 4th weekend at MGM, located at […]

Free
Recurring

Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions

24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC 28762 24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC

Mountain Gateway Museum & Heritage Center (MGM) in Old Fort announces the opening of a new traveling exhibit: "Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions". Developed by MGM’s sister museum, the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, NC, the exhibit will run from January 18, 2020 through the July 4th weekend at MGM, located at […]

Free
Recurring

Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions

24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC 28762 24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC

Mountain Gateway Museum & Heritage Center (MGM) in Old Fort announces the opening of a new traveling exhibit: "Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions". Developed by MGM’s sister museum, the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, NC, the exhibit will run from January 18, 2020 through the July 4th weekend at MGM, located at […]

Free
Recurring

Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions

24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC 28762 24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC

Mountain Gateway Museum & Heritage Center (MGM) in Old Fort announces the opening of a new traveling exhibit: "Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions". Developed by MGM’s sister museum, the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, NC, the exhibit will run from January 18, 2020 through the July 4th weekend at MGM, located at […]

Free
Recurring

Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions

24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC 28762 24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC

Mountain Gateway Museum & Heritage Center (MGM) in Old Fort announces the opening of a new traveling exhibit: "Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions". Developed by MGM’s sister museum, the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, NC, the exhibit will run from January 18, 2020 through the July 4th weekend at MGM, located at […]

Free
Recurring

Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions

24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC 28762 24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC

Mountain Gateway Museum & Heritage Center (MGM) in Old Fort announces the opening of a new traveling exhibit: "Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions". Developed by MGM’s sister museum, the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, NC, the exhibit will run from January 18, 2020 through the July 4th weekend at MGM, located at […]

Free
Recurring

Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions

24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC 28762 24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC

Mountain Gateway Museum & Heritage Center (MGM) in Old Fort announces the opening of a new traveling exhibit: "Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions". Developed by MGM’s sister museum, the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, NC, the exhibit will run from January 18, 2020 through the July 4th weekend at MGM, located at […]

Free
Recurring

Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions

24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC 28762 24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC

Mountain Gateway Museum & Heritage Center (MGM) in Old Fort announces the opening of a new traveling exhibit: "Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions". Developed by MGM’s sister museum, the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, NC, the exhibit will run from January 18, 2020 through the July 4th weekend at MGM, located at […]

Free
Recurring

Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions

24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC 28762 24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC

Mountain Gateway Museum & Heritage Center (MGM) in Old Fort announces the opening of a new traveling exhibit: "Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions". Developed by MGM’s sister museum, the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, NC, the exhibit will run from January 18, 2020 through the July 4th weekend at MGM, located at […]

Free
Recurring

Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions

24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC 28762 24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC

Mountain Gateway Museum & Heritage Center (MGM) in Old Fort announces the opening of a new traveling exhibit: "Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions". Developed by MGM’s sister museum, the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, NC, the exhibit will run from January 18, 2020 through the July 4th weekend at MGM, located at […]

Free
Recurring

Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions

24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC 28762 24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC

Mountain Gateway Museum & Heritage Center (MGM) in Old Fort announces the opening of a new traveling exhibit: "Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions". Developed by MGM’s sister museum, the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, NC, the exhibit will run from January 18, 2020 through the July 4th weekend at MGM, located at […]

Free
Recurring

Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions

24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC 28762 24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC

Mountain Gateway Museum & Heritage Center (MGM) in Old Fort announces the opening of a new traveling exhibit: "Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions". Developed by MGM’s sister museum, the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, NC, the exhibit will run from January 18, 2020 through the July 4th weekend at MGM, located at […]

Free
Recurring

Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions

24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC 28762 24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC

Mountain Gateway Museum & Heritage Center (MGM) in Old Fort announces the opening of a new traveling exhibit: "Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions". Developed by MGM’s sister museum, the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, NC, the exhibit will run from January 18, 2020 through the July 4th weekend at MGM, located at […]

Free
Recurring

Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions

24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC 28762 24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC

Mountain Gateway Museum & Heritage Center (MGM) in Old Fort announces the opening of a new traveling exhibit: "Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions". Developed by MGM’s sister museum, the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, NC, the exhibit will run from January 18, 2020 through the July 4th weekend at MGM, located at […]

Free
Recurring

Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions

24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC 28762 24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC

Mountain Gateway Museum & Heritage Center (MGM) in Old Fort announces the opening of a new traveling exhibit: "Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions". Developed by MGM’s sister museum, the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, NC, the exhibit will run from January 18, 2020 through the July 4th weekend at MGM, located at […]

Free
Recurring

Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions

24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC 28762 24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC

Mountain Gateway Museum & Heritage Center (MGM) in Old Fort announces the opening of a new traveling exhibit: "Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions". Developed by MGM’s sister museum, the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, NC, the exhibit will run from January 18, 2020 through the July 4th weekend at MGM, located at […]

Free
Recurring

Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions

24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC 28762 24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC

Mountain Gateway Museum & Heritage Center (MGM) in Old Fort announces the opening of a new traveling exhibit: "Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions". Developed by MGM’s sister museum, the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, NC, the exhibit will run from January 18, 2020 through the July 4th weekend at MGM, located at […]

Free
Recurring

Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions

24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC 28762 24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC

Mountain Gateway Museum & Heritage Center (MGM) in Old Fort announces the opening of a new traveling exhibit: "Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions". Developed by MGM’s sister museum, the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, NC, the exhibit will run from January 18, 2020 through the July 4th weekend at MGM, located at […]

Free
Recurring

Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions

24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC 28762 24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC

Mountain Gateway Museum & Heritage Center (MGM) in Old Fort announces the opening of a new traveling exhibit: "Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions". Developed by MGM’s sister museum, the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, NC, the exhibit will run from January 18, 2020 through the July 4th weekend at MGM, located at […]

Free
Recurring

Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions

24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC 28762 24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC

Mountain Gateway Museum & Heritage Center (MGM) in Old Fort announces the opening of a new traveling exhibit: "Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions". Developed by MGM’s sister museum, the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, NC, the exhibit will run from January 18, 2020 through the July 4th weekend at MGM, located at […]

Free
Recurring

Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions

24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC 28762 24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC

Mountain Gateway Museum & Heritage Center (MGM) in Old Fort announces the opening of a new traveling exhibit: "Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions". Developed by MGM’s sister museum, the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, NC, the exhibit will run from January 18, 2020 through the July 4th weekend at MGM, located at […]

Free
Recurring

Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions

24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC 28762 24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC

Mountain Gateway Museum & Heritage Center (MGM) in Old Fort announces the opening of a new traveling exhibit: "Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions". Developed by MGM’s sister museum, the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, NC, the exhibit will run from January 18, 2020 through the July 4th weekend at MGM, located at […]

Free

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Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions

24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC 28762 24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC

Mountain Gateway Museum & Heritage Center (MGM) in Old Fort announces the opening of a new traveling exhibit: "Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions". Developed by MGM’s sister museum, the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, NC, the exhibit will run from January 18, 2020 through the July 4th weekend at MGM, located at […]

Free
Recurring

Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions

24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC 28762 24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC

Mountain Gateway Museum & Heritage Center (MGM) in Old Fort announces the opening of a new traveling exhibit: "Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions". Developed by MGM’s sister museum, the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, NC, the exhibit will run from January 18, 2020 through the July 4th weekend at MGM, located at […]

Free
Recurring

Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions

24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC 28762 24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC

Mountain Gateway Museum & Heritage Center (MGM) in Old Fort announces the opening of a new traveling exhibit: "Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions". Developed by MGM’s sister museum, the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, NC, the exhibit will run from January 18, 2020 through the July 4th weekend at MGM, located at […]

Free
Recurring

Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions

24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC 28762 24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC

Mountain Gateway Museum & Heritage Center (MGM) in Old Fort announces the opening of a new traveling exhibit: "Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions". Developed by MGM’s sister museum, the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, NC, the exhibit will run from January 18, 2020 through the July 4th weekend at MGM, located at […]

Free

Webinar: The Negro Motorist Green Book in Western North Carolina

Swannanoa Valley Museum 223 W State St, Black Mountain, NC

Join the Swannanoa Valley Museum online as guest speaker Lisa R. Withers will discusses The Negro Motorist Green Book and the individuals who helped to facilitate African American travel in western North Carolina.

$5 – $10

History Explorers for Kids: Ancient American Indian Artifacts

Black Mountain United Methodist Church 101 Church Street, Black Mountain, NC

This program will encourage children to be “history detectives” as they use their observation skills to infer the uses of ancient American Indian tools and contemporary crafts made by Cherokee artisans. Children will also learn how to play the butter bean game, a historic Cherokee counting game. The program will include a blowgun and atlatl […]

$5

History Explorers for Kids: Ancient American Indian Artifacts

Black Mountain United Methodist Church 101 Church Street, Black Mountain, NC

This program will encourage children to be “history detectives” as they use their observation skills to infer the uses of ancient American Indian tools and contemporary crafts made by Cherokee artisans. Children will also learn how to play the butter bean game, a historic Cherokee counting game. The program will include a blowgun and atlatl […]

$5

History Cafe: “You Have to Start a Thing” Early Women in North Carolina Governance

Online Swannanoa Valley Museum, Black Mountain, NC

In 1894, Asheville became the birthplace of the women’s suffrage movement in North Carolina when Helen Morris Lewis formed the Equal Suffrage Association of North Carolina, the first of its kind in the state. In this online talk via Zoom, Catherine Amos and Katherine Cutshall will explore how Helen Morris Lewis, Lillian Exum Clement Stafford, […]

$2.50 – $5

The Haunted Valley Rally Driving Tour

Swannanoa Valley Museum 223 W State St, Black Mountain, NC

Take a driving tour through the myths and legends of the Swannanoa Valley. This approximately two hour tour will take you to some of the most haunted, historical and mythological places in the Valley. Learn about the ghosts who haunt the windows of Black Mountain homes, the mystery skeleton of the McKoy Building, the Spanish […]

$125 – $150
Recurring

Mountain Acoustics Luthier Invitational

Burnsville Town Center 6 S. Main St., Burnsville, NC

The second annual Mountain Acoustics Luthier Invitational celebrates hand-built stringed instruments with an emphasis on the artists who craft them and the musicians who play them. Featuring some of the most talented luthiers in the region, the three-day event includes concerts, exhibits, workshops and more. Jay Lichty of Tryon, NC, once again serves as host luthier. Festivities […]

Recurring

Mountain Acoustics Luthier Invitational

Burnsville Town Center 6 S. Main St., Burnsville, NC

The second annual Mountain Acoustics Luthier Invitational celebrates hand-built stringed instruments with an emphasis on the artists who craft them and the musicians who play them. Featuring some of the most talented luthiers in the region, the three-day event includes concerts, exhibits, workshops and more. Jay Lichty of Tryon, NC, once again serves as host luthier. Festivities […]

Recurring

Mountain Acoustics Luthier Invitational

Burnsville Town Center 6 S. Main St., Burnsville, NC

The second annual Mountain Acoustics Luthier Invitational celebrates hand-built stringed instruments with an emphasis on the artists who craft them and the musicians who play them. Featuring some of the most talented luthiers in the region, the three-day event includes concerts, exhibits, workshops and more. Jay Lichty of Tryon, NC, once again serves as host luthier. Festivities […]

Historic North Fork Valley Tour of the Asheville Watershed – West

Black Mountain Savings Bank 200 East State Street, Black Mountain, NC

Join us on this exclusive historic driving tour of the west side of the Burnett Reservoir to explore part of the once thriving North Fork Valley community. The caravan will stop for participants to view the impressive chimney that was once part of a large boarding house where travelers on their way to Mt. Mitchell […]

$200

Webinar: Trade, Recruitment and Rebellion- Native Mediation of Spanish Colonization

Online Swannanoa Valley Museum, Black Mountain, NC

How did Native peoples receive and interact with Spanish conquistadors in the mid-16th century? Contrary to popular narratives, Native peoples were not passive victims of Spanish colonization. Instead, Native leaders mediated encounters with the Spanish towards their own goals, from soliciting trade, recruiting the Spanish for military expeditions, and even exterminating them when they posed […]

$5 – $10

Webinar: Crisis in Catawba Territory: Catawba Indian Women’s Interactions with Catawba and Non-Catawba Men, 1789-1828

Online Swannanoa Valley Museum, Black Mountain, NC

In this online event, Brooke Bauer will examine Catawba women’s interactions with the men in their world during a period of crisis. She will expand on our understanding of the roles and responsibilities that Catawba women held within their society concerning Catawba land. Oral history, combined with written sources, enhance our knowledge of Catawba women’s […]

$5 – $10

Swannanoa Valley Museum’s Holiday Open House

Swannanoa Valley Museum 223 W State St, Black Mountain, NC

Come celebrate the holiday season at the Swannanoa Valley Museum’s Holiday Open House! This event will be an opportunity to enjoy our nine-foot tall Christmas tree, listen to holiday music and enjoy our exhibits! As part of the Monte Vista Hotel’s “Deck the Trees” event, our Christmas tree will be richly decorated with the theme […]

FREE but can register online.

Webinar: Traditional Ornament Making

Swannanoa Valley Museum 223 W State St, Black Mountain, NC

In this online winter workshop, museum director LeAnne Johnson will discuss traditions of ornament making from the colonial era as well as the early 1900s, and demonstrate how to make traditional ornaments to decorate your home for the holidays. Using simple foods and spices, LeAnne will go over the steps in making aromatic and colorful […]

$5 – $10

Winter Workshop 1 (online): Fermentation Made Easy!

Online Swannanoa Valley Museum, Black Mountain, NC

In this workshop we will talk about why humans ferment food (hint: flavor, preservation, & health), we will discuss some of the history and culture of different fermentations, we will make a small batch of sauerkraut (you can follow along from home if you have a head of cabbage, salt, knife & cutting board, and […]

$8 – $12

Winter Workshop 2 (online): Mountain Songs for the Soul

Online Swannanoa Valley Museum, Black Mountain, NC

“Mountain Songs for the Soul” comes from the idea that singing traditional ballads and folk songs can strengthen us for hard times as well as help us celebrate the good times. Rooted in Southern Appalachian song traditions, musician Susan Pepper will pick from some of her favorites, explore where they come from —and teach them […]

$8 – $12

Winter Workshop 3 (online): Art from your Yard- Natural Pigment Tempera Paint and Smash Flower Art

Online Swannanoa Valley Museum, Black Mountain, NC

In this winter workshop, museum director LeAnne Johnson will teach how to make natural pigment tempera paint using egg yolk and pigments made right from your own yard. Grass for green, rock for gray, daisies for yellow- the colors are infinite! In the second half of the workshop, she’ll show attendees how to unwind with […]

$8 – $12

Historic North Fork Valley Tour of the Asheville Watershed – East

Swannanoa Valley Museum 223 W State St, Black Mountain, NC

Join us on this exclusive historic driving tour of the east side of the Burnett Reservoir to explore part of the once thriving North Fork Valley community. The trip stops at Sunalee Lodge, then to the home place of Champ Burnett. From there, we will drive to Colonel John Connally’s home site which has extensive […]

$150