North Carolina’s mountains and foothills are a region of our country so special it has been designated a National Heritage Area.
Use this website to discover why!
Places to go, things to see, experiences to enrich.
A distinctive American heritage for all to enjoy!
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A BRNHA grant supported the creation of native flora and habitat conservation ex...
Sights & Sounds of the Blue Ridge
Cherokee Artist and Weaver Special thanks to Mike Crowe, Kody W. Grant, Daniel Sonny Ledford, Matthew Tooni, and Fred WIlnoty, Jr. Interview by Tonya Carroll Photography by Ashley Evans Videography by David Brewin Editing by Katherine Bartel A production of Mountain Heritage Center Dr.…
Interview by Tonya Carroll, Photography by Ashley Evans, Videography by David Brewin, Editing by Katherine Bartel. A production of Mountain Heritage Center, Dr. Scott Philyaw, Director, Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, North Carolina and the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area.
Carson House Quilts
The quilt collection at the Historic Carson House in Marion, NC, is nationally recognized, especially a "crazy quilt" created by a slave woman in the mid-nineteenth century.
Historic Carson House, McDowell County Tourism, Blue Ridge National Heritage Area.