Thu10022014

     Subscribe  |  Contact  |  Advertise  |  RSS Feed Other Publications

Wednesday, 12 June 2013 00:00

New discoveries in Kephart presentation

Written by 

A panel discussion will present recent discoveries and observations relating to legendary Western North Carolina figure Horace Kephart at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 13, in the Mountain Heritage Center at Western Carolina University.

WCU’s Mae Claxton and George Frizzell will join writer and historian George Ellison during the program “Horace Kephart Revisited.” Kephart was a 42-year-old librarian looking to make a fresh start in the mountain wilderness when he came to WNC in the summer of 1904. Over the next 27 years, the numerous articles and books he wrote captured a disappearing culture and provided practical advice for outdoor enthusiasts. Kephart also was a major force in the movement to establish Great Smoky Mountains National Park. 

The panel discussion is being presented in conjunction with the Mountain Heritage Center exhibit “Horace Kephart in the Great Smoky Mountains,” which will be on display through September.

The panel discussion is free and open to the public.

828.227.7129.

blog comments powered by Disqus
Read 511 times

Media

blog comments powered by Disqus

This Must Be the Place

  • This must be the place

    art theplaceClaire Lynch likes to blur lines.

    Born and raised in Upstate New York, she eventually moved away, crossing the Mason-Dixon Line for Alabama at age 12. She carried in her mind the sounds of the 1960s folk scene of Greenwich Village in Manhattan and show tunes echoing from the record player in her childhood home. Soon, she’d cross paths down South with country and bluegrass melodies radiating from Nashville and beyond. 

    Written on Wednesday, 01 October 2014 15:49 Read more...