Journey Stories Opens in Cullowhee

Journey Stories Opens in Cullowhee

Journey Stories, a Museum on Main Street (MoMS) exhibition presented by the North Carolina Humanities Council, the Smithsonian Institution, and rural communities statewide, continued its 2012-2013 tour throughout North Carolina on Saturday September 29, 2012, at the Mountain Heritage Center on the campus of Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina. The exhibition grand opening was held in conjunction with the annual Mountain Heritage Day, which included demonstrations, performances, vendors, and food celebrating the North Carolina mountain culture.

In addition to the Smithsonian exhibition at the Mountain Heritage Center, the Jackson County Public Library hosted several exhibits created by graduate students in the public history program at Western Carolina University, under the guidance of Dr. Jessie Swigger, assistant professor of history at WCU, and the Friends of Jackson County Public Library. June Smith, the library’s volunteer exhibit and display coordinator, is coordinating an additional exhibit of the journey stories of local adventurers. There are a multitude of other events throughout the six-week run of the exhibit. You can find out more about those events by visiting the Mountain Heritage Center website. You can find out more about the statewide tour of Journey Stories here.