The Ultimate Guide To Asheville and the Western North Carolina Mountains
The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & the Western North Carolina Mountains

The Online Version of the Best-selling Regional Guidebook

Susanna Pantas, Artist

 Mountain Heritage

Pen & Ink Drawings of Biltmore Estate, by Lee James Pantas

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The Mountain Heritage Center highlights Southern Appalachian history through exhibitions, publications, educational programs and demonstrations and promotes the rich mountain traditions. The “Migration of the Scotch Irish People” is the center’s permanent exhibit. The center also produces temporary exhibits highlighting blacksmithing, mountain trout, the southern handicraft movement, the enduring popularity of hand woven coverlets and other subjects. The Center maintains three major galleries. Gallery A houses the Center's only permanent exhibit while Galleries B and C house traveling or temporary exhibits.

Website: Mountain Heritage Center
Campus of Western Carolina University in
Cullowhee, NC
Distance: 1 hour from Asheville
Address: 150 H.F. Robinson Building, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC 28723
Telephone: 828-227-7129
Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays June through October only.
Fees: None
Allow: 1 to 2 hours
Directions: From Asheville, take I-40 West to Exit 27 and follow Hwy. 19/23, Hwy. 74 to Exit 85 for Western Carolina University.












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