The Waldensian Heritage Museum preserves and interprets the history of the Waldensian settlement in the foothills of North Carolina.. A group of 29 journeyed to North Carolina and founded the town of Valdese in 1893, preparing the way for hundreds more Waldensian settlers. The Museum features many artifacts of early settler life including photographs, clothing, crafts, toys, household items, church furnishings, farm implements, carpentry tools, books, wine making equipment, and a quilt depicting scenes of Waldensian history. Tours are Tues-Fri, at 11a & 2pm or by appt. From mid July to mid August, the museum is open Fri & Sat 4-6pm. Visitors can request tour of sanctuary of the Waldesian Presbyterian Church. Admission is $2 for adults/$1 for children. Located in downtown Valdese, NC.