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Wednesday, 09 February 2011 19:43

Legacy of WNC women explored in new exhibit

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A new exhibit featuring research and displays developed by the Appalachian Women’s Museum in Dillsboro is now open for public viewing at Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center.

The exhibit addresses topics such as the evolution of canning technology, the community legacy of Edna and Edith Monteith of Dillsboro, and the accomplishments of notable Jackson County women such as famed traditional musician Samantha Biddix Baumgarner and pioneer political figure Gertrude Dills McKee. Exhibit topics have been enhanced with images and artifacts from the Mountain Heritage Center, the office of Special Collections of WCU’s Hunter Library, and family members of the individuals featured.

The exhibit will remain on display at the Mountain Heritage Center through Wednesday, June 8.

Located on the ground floor of H.F. Robinson Administration Building, the center is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays (and until 8 p.m. Thursdays) and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays, June through October.

For more information, call the Mountain Heritage Center at 828.227.7129 or visit www.wcu.edu/mhc.

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    That was the question I posed to myself when I found out my girlfriend was visiting from Upstate New York. She is someone who has never been to Western North Carolina, never been to Southern Appalachia, let alone anywhere in the South for that matter. 

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