Appalachian Heritage WeekAppalachian Heritage Week

Appalachian Heritage Week

Since Old Man Winter refuses to accept his exit, Lees-McRae College will usher him off the stage with its celebration of the Fourth Annual Appalachian Heritage Week April 7 through 11.  Each day the College will celebrate a particular aspect of mountain heritage and invite everyone to participate in activities sponsored by the Stephenson Center for Appalachia.

Except for dinner on Monday and Tuesday, all events are free and open to the public. For further information contact Megan Hall, director of communications, at 828.898.8729 or email Dr. Michael Joslin at

Schedule of Events

Event Time Location

Monday, April 7

Meet and greet reception
NOSW founder, Jane Stephenson
12 - 3 p.m.
Wildlife rehabilitation presentation
Nina Fischesser and students
2 - 3 p.m. May Wildlife
Rehabilitation Center
Outdoor programs presentation
Dee Thomas
3 - 5 p.m. Evans Auditorium
Traditional Appalachian dinner with a performance by Us Fellers
(performance is free; meal is $10.38 without a meal plan)
5 p.m. MacDonald Dining Hall

Tuesday, April 8

Domestic livestock display from Apple Hill Farm
Socks, scarves, and other products will be for sale!
12 p.m. Tate Lawn
Pottery throwing with potter Rob Withrow
Withrow's work will be for sale!
12 p.m. Swank Park
Bailey Mountain Cloggers performance during dinner
(performance is free; meal is $9.39 without a meal plan)
5 p.m. MacDonald Dining Hall

Wednesday, April 9

Lifetime Service to Appalachia Award luncheon
Honoring novelist John Ehle (invitation only)
12 p.m. Miller Commons
The Winter People screening 7 p.m. Evans Auditorium

Thursday, April 10

10th annual Mountain Day of Service  All Day Across Campus

Friday, April 11

NOSW open house, video screening, and
panel discussion with NOSW graduates
1 p.m. Stephenson Center