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Mountain Legacies: Exploring Appalachian Culture

April 2 - October 15

The Transylvania Heritage Museum's new exhibit, Mountain Legacies: Exploring Appalachian Culture, is now on display. This exhibit shows how early settlers made their way into the Appalachian Mountains and made them their home. Families with roots in Scotland, Germany, and France arrived by way of Virginia or South Carolina with few personal possessions. Using the skills and traditions passed down from ancestors, along with diverse natural resources, they created a new lifestyle. Displays dispel the myth of an uncultured people…

Jagged Path: the African Diaspora in Western North Carolina in Craft, Music, and Dance

April 30 - October 22

BRAHM (Blowing Rock Art & History Museum) is excited to open the exhibition, Jagged Path: the African Diaspora in Western North Carolin in Craft, Music, and Dance. The in-person exhibition is accompanied by a program series, digital exhibit, book, and traveling exhibit. The Jagged Path seeks to illuminate the obscured history of African contributions to craft, music, and dance in Western North Carolina. Drawing connections across geography and generations, the Jagged Path will demonstrate how African traditions that survived the…

Away From Home

September 1 - October 20

Beginning in the 1870s, the US government attempted to educate and assimilate American Indians into “civilized” society by placing children—of all ages, from thousands of homes and hundreds of diverse tribes—in distant, residential boarding schools. Many were forcibly taken from their families and communities and stripped of all signs of “Indianness,” even forbidden to speak their own language amongst themselves. Up until the 1930s, students were trained for domestic work and trades in a highly regimented environment. Many children went…

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