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Free Guided Tours of the Hickory Ridge Living History Museum

Free Guided Tours of the Hickory Ridge Living History Museum

Join Yadkin Riverkeeper Brian Fannon and other public history experts for guided tours of the Hickory Ridge Living History Museum, a site with six historic, furnished cabins that recreate the atmosphere of 18th and 19th century mountain communities. Learn what rural life was like for pioneers in the High Country.

This program is the fifth one in High Country Humanities’ ongoing series “Connecting Local and Global Rural Cultures.” This series of talks, workshops, demonstrations and film screenings is supported by a grant from North Carolina Humanities. Each event is designed for general audiences and will help the campus and broader public learn about the stories, histories and traditions of rural communities from our state and around the world.

Tours are FREE and open to the public. Capacity is limited to 75 patrons, who will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.


App State is committed to providing an inclusive experience for individuals with disabilities. If accommodations are needed in order to fully participate on the basis of a disability, contact the Office of Disability Resources (828-262-3056). It is recommended that accommodation requests be made two weeks prior to the event.

About High Country Humanities

High Country Humanities at Appalachian State University aims to foster a greater understanding and appreciation of the humanities across the High Country region of North Carolina. The program supports faculty in their scholarly activities, promotes their collaborations with community partners and organizes events that help their expertise reach the wider public. High Country Humanities is an initiative of App State’s College of Arts and Sciences, with support from the Division of Academic Affairs. Learn more at


For more information, please contact:

Dr. Darci Gardner
Director of High Country Humanities

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