Mountain Heritage Center
Celebrate the natural and cultural heritage of the southern Appalachians through the center’s exhibits, educational programs and special events where guests will learn about deep mountain traditions.
The Mountain Heritage Center is a museum that engages WCU and the wider community in the study, preservation and celebration of southern Appalachia’s cultural heritage and history. The permanent exhibition features the 18th century migration of the Scotch-Irish to the New World where they settled across Western North Carolina. Through exhibits, publications, educational programs, and events, guests will discover the rich traditions of the mountains, see the Appalachian region from new perspectives, and leave with an enhanced understanding of its land, culture, and people.