Appalachian Heritage Week

Join us in celebrating spring’s return to the mountains!

During the 7th annual Appalachian Heritage Week April 3 through 7, the College will highlight unique aspects of mountain heritage that will enlighten and entertain students and community members. Lees-McRae invites everyone to participate in these activities sponsored by the Stephenson Center for Appalachia.

Schedule of Events

Monday, April 3

New Opportunity School for Women Open House
1–5 p.m. | Stephenson Center for Appalachia

Traditional Appalachian Dinner and Music by Us Fellers
(Dinner is $10.25 plus tax for non-students)
5–7 p.m. | MacDonald Dining Hall

Tuesday, April 4

Guided Campus Hike
1–2 p.m. | Meet in Swank Park

Dinner and Performance by the Bailey Mountain Cloggers
(Dinner is $10.25 plus tax for non-students)
5:30–6:30 p.m. | MacDonald Dining Hall

Wednesday, April 5

13th Annual Mountain Day of Service
All Day | Service projects on campus and in the community

Thursday, April 6

Pottery Making Demonstration by Rob Withrow
11 a.m.–3:30 p.m. | Bowman Building

Apple Hill Farm Alpaca Display -- POSTPONED
12–2 p.m. | Tate Lawn

North Carolina History Presentation by Historian Michael Hardy
7 p.m. | Evans Auditorium

Friday, April 7

Horse and Wagon Rides -- POSTPONED
11 a.m.–2 p.m. | Historic Commons

Blood on the Mountain Film Showing and Discussion
2 p.m. | Evans Auditoirum

All events are free except for the Monday and Tuesday evening meals (for non-students).

For more information, call Pam Joslin at 828.898.8721 or email Michael Joslin at