Educational 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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Mountain Gateway Museum Part One

Museum Director Terrell Finley tells about the Mountain Gateway Museum, which is located in Old Fort, NC, and is a State Historic Site.

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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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Junior Appalachian Musicians

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Cherokee Homestead Exhibit in Hayesville

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Connie Regan-Blake

Storyteller

Asheville, NC (Buncombe County)

Internationally recognized storyteller Connie Regan-Blake has lived in Asheville for over thirty years. A native of Alabama, Regan-Blake began telling stories professionally as a young woman living in Chattanooga. After honing her skills performing for local children, she teamed up with her cousin Barbara Freeman to form a storytelling duo in 1975. Calling themselves the Folktellers, they left their jobs and began touring the country in Freeman's pickup truck. The two women became popular performers at many festivals and other venues across the country.

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