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Mountain Persistence: Western North Carolina Adapts to Change

March 24, 2023 - October 31, 2023

Check out the new exhibition curated by Western Carolina University students, Mountain Persistence: Western North Carolina Adapts to Change, at the Jackson County Public Library. Themes include economic change brought on by the Western North Carolina Railroad, advances in local rural healthcare, adaptations of agricultural practices, and cultural expression over time through music and dance. It will be open to the public during normal library hours from March 24 to October 31.

Mountain Persistence is a local companion installation to Crossroads: Change in Rural America at the Mountain Heritage Center on the campus of Western Carolina University. Crossroads and complementary programming in Sylva has been made possible by North Carolina Humanities.  Crossroads: Change in Rural America is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and State Humanities Councils nationwide. Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress. 


March 24, 2023
October 31, 2023
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Mountain Heritage Center, Western Carolina University
(828) 227-3194
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Jackson County Public Library
310 Keener Street
Sylva, NC 28779 United States
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(828) 586-2016
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