Each year, the Friends of Mountain History Themed Exhibits program gives you the opportunity to explore how a particular topic has impacted our area from its earliest days to present times. Past themes have included trains, agriculture and the Civil War. Each participating museum and organization lends a unique insight into the idea at hand, so we encourage you to visit as many sites as possible and return often to discover something new.

2013 Themed Exhibit:

Music, Song & Dance: Western North Carolina Traditions

Throughout 2013, participating museums will be exploring the many ways music, song and dance have impacted the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina.

To find a participating museum, visit our interactive map and itinerary builder and begin planning your journey today!

Upcoming Themed Exhibits

2014: African American History & Culture in Western North Carolina

2015: Our Literary Heritage, The Writers & Poets of Western North Carolina

2016: The Native American Spirit, The History, Culture and Customs of Native American Indian Tribes in Western North Carolina

2017: Commerce in Western North Carolina; The Development of Towns, Cities and Communities; Influences of Travel, Tourism and Recreation

2018: The Life & Legacy of Western North Carolina Women

Past Themed Exhibits

2011: Brother, Brother, Brother, War Is Not the Answer! A War Within a War; Mountain People and Counties Divided by the Civil War

2010: Natural Scenic Beauty! Mountains, Rivers, Valleys, Historic Sites and Trails; Adventure for Traveling Pioneers!

2009: That's a Long Row to Hoe! Agricultural Heritage; Lifestyles in Farming, Gardening, Foodways and Viticulture - Mountain Style

2008: Find Your Way Home, Again! A Genealogy of the Diversity and Heritage of the Mountain People

2007: Oh, Lord, Remember Me! People of Faiths; Rites and Rituals in the Blue Ridge Mountains

2006: All Aboard the Westbound Train! A Celebration of Trains, Depots and People of Western North Carolina

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