Living Traditions Moments

Click on the links below to listen to short radio vignettes that tell the stories of the Living Traditions of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area.

Agricultural Stories

Christmas Tree Farms in North Carolina                                              Cradle of Foresty in America

Heritage Garden at North Carolina Arboretum                                      Mountain Farm--Lavender and Baby Goats

Mrs. Sandburg's Goats                                                                      North Carolina's Apple Heritage

Orchard At Altapass                                                                          Quilt Trails Throughout Rural Western North Carolina

Ramps                                                                                             Thermal Belts Create Unique Horticultural Zones

Vineyards & Winemaking in Western North Carolina                             Woodland Herbs & Medicinal Plants


Cherokee Stories

Cherokee Influence on Mountain Agriculture                                        Cherokee Basketmaking

Davy Arch, Cherokee Storyteller and Maskmaker                                From Cherokee Land to Europe's Finest Tables

Sequoyah's Alphabet


Craft Stories

African American Crazy Patch Quilt                                                    Bea Hensley

Cherokee Basketmaking                                                                   Crossnore School & Weaving Room

John C. Campbell Folk School                                                            Legacy of Biltmore Estate Industries

Mount Mitchell Craft Fair                                                                    Quilt Trails

Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center                                                   Tryon Art Colony

Tryon Toy Makers


Music Heritage Stories

Cole Mountain Cloggers                                                                    Glenn Bolick

John C. Campbell Folk School                                                           Junior Appalachian Musicians

Nina Simone                                                                                   Old Fort Mountain Music

Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center                                                  The Banjo


Stories About Our Natural Heritage

Catawba River Headwaters Conservation                                          WNC Fly Fishing Trail

Great Fishing in the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area                       How Mount Mitchell Got Its Name

Legend of the Blowing Rock                                                             Linville Gorge

Mineral Wealth of Western North Carolina                                          North Carolina Gold Rush

Scenic Byways in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains                    Whitewater Fun in the Blue Ridge



Historic Blue Ridge Stories

Grandfather Mountain Highland Games                                             Historic Carson House

Moses Cone--Denim King & Conservationist                                      Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail

Historic Parkway Playhouse                                                             Scots-Irish in North Carolina

Was Lincoln Born in North Carolina?                                                 YMI Cultural Center

Zebulon Vance