School or Classroom Programs

Susan Leveille

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Heritage Tours and Group Receptive Services

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Orchard at Altapass Saved by Carson Family

Master storyteller Bill Carson tells how his family saved a century-old apple orchard from development and turned it into a heritage attraction on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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Womens Work at Carson House

What the women of the house used to do.

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Max Woody

Max Woody chair shop.

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Mountain Heritage Classes Project

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Stabilization and Rehabilitation of the Historic Carson House Barn

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Cherokee Homestead Exhibit in Hayesville

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Doyle Pace

Storyteller

Boone, NC (Watauga County)

"I've always been interested in stories," recalls Doyle Pace. "My uncles and father told stories. They didn't tell Jack Tales, but they always had some sort of anecdote to make their point." Doyle's interest in stories and folklore eventually led him to the mountains of Western North Carolina. Since his first trip to Watauga County in 1958, he made frequent extended trips to the area. He bought a house there in 1970, and he has made the area his permanent home since 2005.

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Mike Campbell

Frontier skills artist

Boone, NC (Watauga County)

Mike Campbell has long been fascinated with history and older ways of living. A knowledgeable and seasoned presenter of American frontier skills, he is, among other things, a skilled woodworker, leatherworker, and knife maker. "Most of those people used their skills to make their own clothes, weapons, and food," he notes. "So you learn[ed] to do a lot of things with your hands, then barter for the rest."

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