Events at the Stephenson CenterEvents at the Stephenson Center

Events at the Stephenson Center

Stephenson Center Programs 

All lectures are held on the campus of Lees-McRae in Evans Auditorium and are free and open to the public.

July 9: Dr. Michael Joslin | Our Living Heritage

Living in the Toe River Valley since 1983, Joslin has written about and photographed the area to document both the present life of the valley and the traditions that are slipping into the past.  He has interviewed hundreds of mountain folks who preserve their heritage in both their memories and their ways of life, and he has hiked many mountain trails and woodlands documenting the natural wonders of the area.

“Our mountain community has a distinctive culture and spirit,” said Joslin.  “We must recognize and support the richness of our life and environment.  What we have is unique and valuable. I invite everyone interested in Appalachia to join us at our program.”

July 16: Ron Roach

Ron Roach will tell the story of the fascinating, versatile mountain author, Manley Wade Wellman, whose Kingdom of Madison presents the history of Bloody Madison County, and whose science fiction novels and Silver John tales of a wandering mountain minstrel’s adventures show an imagination gone wild.

July 23: John Goad

John Goad, a student in ETSU’s Bluegrass graduate program, will lead a group of his fellows in a musical presentation. Goad writes forBluegrass Today magazine and is a graduate assistant in the bluegrass program.

Contact Information

Dr. Michael Joslin
Phone: (828) 898-8758