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Language & Identity: Methods of Revitalization

Museum of the Cherokee People 598 Tsali Blvd., NC, Cherokee, NC, United States

Join Cherokee language instructors as they consider methods for revitalization––and the urgent need to put those methods into practice. Panelists:  Landon French, David Jumper, Kelly Murphy Landon French Landon French lives in the Yellowhill community in Cherokee, North Carolina. He is currently the first grade teacher at New Kituwah Academy, a Cherokee language immersion school. This […]

Ann Miller Woodford: The Artist as Storyteller

Mountain Heritage Center Hunter Library, 176 Central Drive, WCU, Cullowhee, NC, United States

A new exhibit, Ann Miller Woodford: The Artist as Storyteller is now in our Hunter Library exhibit gallery.  This retrospective exhibit features 25 artworks spanning 60 years, tracing Ann Woodford’s artistic development from early childhood to the present day.  On view through March 3, the exhibit is free and open to the public Monday-Friday, 10:00 am-4:00 pm.  […]


Art, Language, & Culture

Museum of the Cherokee People 598 Tsali Blvd., NC, Cherokee, NC, United States

How can language influence art? Award-winning Cherokee and EBCI visual artists share how the Cherokee language and syllabary inform and inspire their work. Panelists: Roy Boney, Jeff Edwards, John Henry Gloyne, Keli Gonzalez Roy Boney, Jr. Roy Boney, Jr. (Cherokee Nation) is from Locust Grove, Oklahoma, and currently resides in Tahlequah. He is an award-winning multimedia […]

Exhibition Celebration: Unearthing Our Forgotten Past, Fort San Juan

Mars Hill University: Rural Heritage Museum 100 Athletic Street, Mars Hill, NC, United States

The new exhibition on display in MHU’s Rural Heritage Museum (on loan from the Exploring Joara Foundation) chronicles the Spanish incursion into the area of present-day Burke County. Archaeologists have identified the site as the location of the Native American town of Joara, one of the largest Native American towns in western North Carolina, occupied […]

Cherokee Art and Storytelling

Asheville Art Museum 2 South Pack Square, Asheville, NC, United States

Join us for an artful afternoon! In conjunction with A Living Language: Cherokee Syllabary and Contemporary Art, we welcome Sarah Thompson, Jarrett Wildcatt, and exhibition artists Tara McCoy and Mary Thompson. Drop in to enjoy artist demonstrations in pottery and basket weaving, traditional storytelling and flute, and a slideshow presentation on Cherokee heritage and culture. All […]

Carolinas Veterans Museum Reopens with World War II Jeep Exhibit

Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas 21 East Main Street, Brevard, NC, United States

The Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas reopens for 2022 on March 2, and new this year is an exhibit featuring a World War II Willys Jeep. The exhibit places the restored 1943 Jeep in front of an Army Post Office (APO) somewhere in the European theater, along with a vintage World War II Harley […]

Mountain Legacies: Exploring Appalachian Culture

Transylvania Heritage Museum 189 West Main Street, Brevard, NC, United States

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 […]

Asheville’s Grovewood Gallery Celebrates 30 Years

Grovewood Gallery 111 Grovewood Road #2, Asheville, NC, United States

On April 9 and 10, from 11 am - 4 pm, Grovewood Gallery in Asheville will celebrate a milestone anniversary with Cheers to 30! Join them for a weekend of artist demonstrations, live music, and festive food and drinks. Shoppers will also save 10% on gallery merchandise (excluding sculptures by Lyman Whitaker.) This event is […]

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

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 GINNY STEVENS LANE , BLOWING ROCK, North Carolina, United States

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 […]

The Banner House Museum Summer 2022

Banner House Museum 7990 Hickory Nut Gap Road, Banner Elk, NC, United States

The Banner House Museum is excited to announce hours, tours, and tickets for Summer 2022!  Experience 19th-century life in Banner Elk and the High Country in the home of Samuel Henry Banner, one of Banner Elk’s early settlers and his his wife, Jane Hyder Banner, and their seven children.  The circa 1870 house has been […]

Carl Sandburg Home Summer Plays & Sing-Alongs

Carl Sandburg Home NHS 81 Carl Sandburg Lane, Flat Rock, NC, United States

In mid-June, Carl Sandburg Home will offer free summer children’s plays and family sing-alongs. The park will also expand Sandburg Home hours to four days per week.   Apprentice actors from the Flat Rock Playhouse Vagabond School of the Drama will perform Rootabaga Express! on Thursdays and Saturdays at 10:15 a.m., from June 16 to August 13. Rootabaga […]

GetLit! Literary Weekend

The Mitford Museum 145 Cedar Valley Road, Hudson, NC, United States

The Mitford Museum's second annual literary weekend will focus on inspiring, encouraging, and empowering writers as we work to increase interest in reading, storytelling, and the literary arts in North Carolina. We’re offering presentations for readers and writers alike with readings, book signings, and classes. Participating authors include: -Patti Callahan Henry, New York Times bestselling […]

We welcome submission of Western North Carolina events focused on our heritage themes of mountain music, crafts, foodways, outdoors and Cherokee culture. Please submit two weeks in advance.

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