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Appalachian Heritage Week

Lees-McRae College will celebrate the Fifth Annual Appalachian Heritage Week April 6 through 10. 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 Dr. Michael Joslin at

Schedule of Events

Event Time Location

Monday, April 6

New Opportunity School for Women Open House,
Presentation on Oral History Project
12 - 4 p.m. Stephenson Center 
Traditional Appalachian dinner with a performance Trevor McKenzie
(Old Time Music Band)
5 - 7 p.m. MacDonald Dining Hall

Tuesday, April 7

Domestic livestock display from Apple Hill Farm with Lee Rankin -- POSTPONED
Socks, scarves, and other products will be for sale!
Afternoon Tate Lawn
Outdoor programs presentation -- CANCELLED Afternoon Tate Lawn
Bailey Mountain Cloggers performance during dinner 5:15 - 6:15 p.m. MacDonald Dining Hall

Wednesday, April 8

11th Annual Mountain Day of Service
Service projects on campus and in the community
All Day

Thursday, April 9

Potter Rob Withrow and other crafters 12 - 4 p.m. Swank Park
Adam Keener (Ag. Agent) and farmers evening lecture and display 6:30 - 8 p.m. Evans Auditorium

Friday, April 10

Horse and wagon rides -- CANCELLED 12 - 3 p.m. Main Campus

Appalachian Heritage Week Photos