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Fright Night: Appalachian Ghost Stories

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

Join storyteller and musician Jim Lloyd for a campfire, s’mores, and some spine-tingling mountain tales! A multi-instrumentalist best known for his banjo and guitar work, Jim Lloyd’s musical roots extend back through at least four generations of fiddlers, guitar players, dancers and singers from the mountains of Virginia and West Virginia. Lloyd is a barber, […]


Music of the North Carolina Textile Mill

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

In this presentation, Saro Lynch-Thomason will present and discuss the music produced by textile mill workers in the heyday of North Carolina's textile industry. In the early decades of the 20th century, numerous New England fabric companies moved their plants to the American South, with North Carolina swiftly becoming host to dozens of new textile […]


Banjo Circle Lunsford Festival 2020

Since we can’t gather in person this year, why not do the next-best thing and join us online from the comfort of your own home! We'll be hosting an intimate banjo round-robin with some of our wonderful western North Carolina pickers. Pull up a chair and have a listen to some of the distinctive styles […]

Greasy Beans and Pumpkin Seeds!

Join the Ramsey Center for Appalachian Studies for an evening of song and sharing in a Zoom webinar. This event is a celebration of a research project about heritage foods and farming practices in Madison County undertaken by a Mars Hill University professor and student in collaboration with MHU's Ramsey Center for Appalachian Studies, MHU's Center […]

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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