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Cherokee Traditions: From the Hands of our Elders

“Cherokee Traditions” begins with a brief overview of Cherokee crafts, focusing on the key material traditions of basketry, pottery, and carving. The highly visual program then recognizes early 20th century artisans, the Elders who have kept these traditions alive. These Cherokee elders join thousands of unnamed makers who created and maintained traditions during centuries past. Anna Fariello’s “From the Hands of our Elders” series included three books and a website, produced to share important archival collections of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians with the general public. The project was the recipient of the 2013 Guardians of Culture International Awards Program awarded by the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums. Program Provided by Funding from the North Carolina Humanities Council The North Carolina Humanities Council serves as an advocate for lifelong learning and thoughtful dialogue about all facets of human life. We facilitate the exploration and celebration of the many voices and stories of North Carolina’s cultures and heritage. Through our programs, we seek to cultivate informed and active citizenship as an outgrowth of new awareness of self and... Read More
First Annual North Fork Fest! 2020

First Annual North Fork Fest! 2020

Join Headwaters Outfitters and the Whitewater Community for the First Annual North Fork Fest! A celebration of history and heritage of the North Fork of the French Broad River. Saturday, March 28th we will gather at Headwaters Outfitters with whitewater community enthusiast and locally active vendors (TBA/More Info Coming Soon). We will be conducting an organized Riverside Clean Up along the North Fork of the French Broad! (More Info Coming Soon) On site we will have Vendor Booths, Gear Swap, Clinics, Boat Demos, Film Showing of Southern Fried Creekin, History Presentation/Discussion Panel/Q&A, Raffles, Taproom, Food Truck, Live Music by West Fork Fiasco, Camping, and more! (Reach out if you have gear or would like to support this event) We will also have our Private Hannah Ford Campground open to those who would like to camp-out that evening, $10 per person. (Please reserve with Headwaters Outfitters) *If NFFB Water Level is runnable, Headwaters will offer shuttles from 10am-3pm* For more information, questions, or interest please email... Read More
Second Look Films @ the Library

Second Look Films @ the Library

Over the Rainbow Singer Film: The legendary singer struggles to maintain her star status and standard of living. While remembering the past, she seeks happiness in new love and performs for adoring fans in London. Guess the movie title or find out for sure at our website. This FREE program is made possible by the Friends of the Library. We’ll have the popcorn! Bring lunch if you wish. RATED: PG-13 Recent Release Genres: Genres: Biography | Music | Historical Drama Look for our next showing on Thursday, March 26th, 2020 at 6:00... Read More
An Appalachian Christmas

An Appalachian Christmas

Starting the first weekend in December, Earthshine Lodge transforms into a winter wonderland. Visit for the day if you are local or bring your whole family on a Christmas adventure for the weekend. The weekend packages includes: Two nights at the lodge (private room with a queen bed, loft with two twin beds, balcony, private bathroom) Hearty mountain breakfast on Saturday morning Dinner Saturday evening, Brunch with Santa on Sunday morning Holiday movies on the big screen with hot chocolate and snacks Easy access to all of the holiday activities Activities include: Appalachian Christmas Village & Craft Market | Llamas | Brunch with Santa | Hot Chocolate Bar | S’mores around the fire | Climbing with an elf | Pick out your Christmas tree | Blacksmithing ornaments | Cookie decorating | AND... Read More
An Appalachian Christmas

An Appalachian Christmas

Starting the first weekend in December, Earthshine Lodge transforms into a winter wonderland. Visit for the day if you are local or bring your whole family on a Christmas adventure for the weekend. The weekend packages includes: Two nights at the lodge (private room with a queen bed, loft with two twin beds, balcony, private bathroom) Hearty mountain breakfast on Saturday morning Dinner Saturday evening, Brunch with Santa on Sunday morning Holiday movies on the big screen with hot chocolate and snacks Easy access to all of the holiday activities Activities include: Appalachian Christmas Village & Craft Market | Llamas | Brunch with Santa | Hot Chocolate Bar | S’mores around the fire | Climbing with an elf | Pick out your Christmas tree | Blacksmithing ornaments | Cookie decorating | AND... Read More