Blowing Rock Art and History Museum

The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum, located in ithe small village of Blowing Rock, NC, works to promote and celebrate the visual arts, history, and rich heritage of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

While not continually on exhibit, the museum’s permanent collection includes a number of works by its "patron artist," Elliott Daingerfield, donated by Cora and LaMont Hudson, a gift that led to the organization of the museum in 1999. It opened to the public in a new building in October 2011. The BRAHM's permanent collection also includes a selection of glass art made by artists at the Penland School of Crafts, donated by Sonia and Issac Luski, and examples of North Carolina pottery, donated by Elizabeth and Leo Kohn.

Featured Exhibits

BRAHM will feature changing exhibits from time to time.  Presently featured are:

Common Threads: Five Influential Women and their Legacies

The exhibit celebrates the lives of five influential women and their contributions to the High Country over the span of one hundred years: Emily Prudden, founder of a school for mountain children after the Civil War, Bertha Cone, widow of Moses Cone, who sustained their home after his death for 35+ years, Mary Martin Sloop, founder of Crossnore School, Lucy Morgan, founder of the Peland School of Crafts, Vera Lachmann, Holocaust survivor and founder of Camp Catawba for Boys.

Visitors to the exhibit will learn about each of these women individually and explore the commonalities that connect them together through the educational reform they promoted in the mountains.

Whimmy Diddles n’ Flipper Dingers: TOYS OF APPALACHIA

The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum’s latest exhibition, Whimmy Diddles n’ Flipper Dingers: Toys of Appalachia, will open to the public on Friday, October 10th, in the upstairs Historic Objects Gallery. On display, viewers will see toys and learn more about the history behind toys traditionally made and played with in southern Appalachia. Newer toys will also be on display, some of which museum-goers young and old will be able to play with in the gallery and experience firsthand.

BRAHM and Education

The museum offers many educational  opportunities for both adults and youth, as well as many special events throughout the year.

Hours of Operation

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Thursday 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. (admission between 4 and 7 p.m. is free)

Closed Sundays, Mondays and most major holidays (including New Year's Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day).


Members FREE, Adults $7, Seniors $6, Active Military $6, Students $4, Children 5 and older $4, Children 4 and under free

Note: Admission on Thursdays between 5 and 7 p.m. is free.

College students and military personnel must provide ID.


159 Chestnut Street (on the corner of Chestnut and Main streets) in Blowing Rock, North Carolina 28605.


Free parking is available in the deck adjacent to the Museum.

Blowing Rock Art and History Museum

159 Chestnut Street
Blowing Rock, 28605
Blowing Rock Arts and History Museum

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