Tryon Arts & Crafts Heritage Gallery, run by
Tryon Arts & Crafts, has permanent exhibitions of over 200
artifacts native to Western North Carolina, and specifically the
Tryon Area, some dating back as far as 1775. On display are animals,
dolls and tiny pieces of furniture from the original Tryon Toy-Makes
and Wood Carvers, including a small version of Morris, made by
Eleanor Vance, an original founder of the Tryon Toy-Makers.
Cherokee artifacts include a large collection of
pottery and several collections of arrowheads, tomahawks, dolls and
baskets. The Pisgah Forest pottery collection includes a pitcher
featuring a fine cameo or pate sure embellishment. Other exhibits
include original forged work and kitchen tools, quilts, wovens,
furniture, musical instruments and paintings by local artists.
The mission of Tryon Arts & Crafts is to preserve,
enhance and promote native mountain arts & crafts by providing
education, instruction and opportunity to express, develop and
showcase creative talent. The organization has its home in the
former Tryon Middle School, a building of over 10,000 square feet.
Classes and instruction in arts and crafts are offered at the center
on a regular basis, and there is a gift shop on the premises as
Tryon Arts & Crafts Heritage Gallery
Distance: 45 minutes from Asheville
Address: 373 Harmon Field Road, Tryon NC 28782
Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00
Allow: 1-2 hours
Foothills Equestrian Nature Center (FENCE),
Tryon Fine Arts Center
Directions: From Asheville, take Interstate 26 South to Exit
67 (Columbus, North Carolina). Turn right onto Hwy 108 & West Will
Street and continue straight to 373 Harmon Field Road.