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

 Rural Life

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

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Rural Life Museum, Mars Hill College

Exhibit at Rural Life Museum, Mars Hill College   The Rural Heritage Museum is housed in the Montague Building  on the campus of Mars Hill College, and is dedicated to preserving mountain farm and craft culture. It focuses on Pre-Industrial Appalachia as well as the Industrial period that followed, with depictions of hearth and home, exhibits of farm and craft implements, and historic photographic murals. An exhibit honoring the Hooked-Rug Industry, which existed in Madison County and other parts of Western North Carolina, is one of the museumís most fascinating displays.

Website: Rural Heritage Museum
Mars Hill College,
Mars Hill NC
Distance: 30 minutes from Asheville
Address:  Route 213, Montague Building, Mars Hill College, Mars Hill, NC 28754
Telephone: 828-684-1400
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 11:00a.m. -5:00 p.m. and by appointment
Fees: None
Allow: 1 hour
Nearby: Zebulon B. Vance Birthplace
Directions: From I-240 in Asheville, take Weaverville Exit 4A (19/23N) to the Mars Hill Exit. Follow Hwy. 213 to the center of Mars Hill. The museum is housed in the native stone Montague building just inside the gate on the right.



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