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The Rural Heritage Museum is open daily (except Mondays) from 1 to 5 p.m. (or by appointment.)


Our new exhibition is now open. 

"OUR STORY - THIS PLACE"

"AFRICAN AMERICAN EDUCATION IN MADISON COUNTY-NORTH CAROLINA:  THE MARS HILL ANDERSON ROSENWALD SCHOOL"
For more information about our new exhibition and exhibition program dates, click HERE .

For more information, contact Museum Director Les Reker at (828) 689-1400 or lreker@mhu.edu.

"Our Story - This Place" traces the history of the African American education of Western North Carolina, with particular emphasis on Madison County, from Reconstruction through the period of civil rights legislation in the 1960s. The Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School played a large role in African American heritage and history in Madison County and Western North Carolina for a good part of the 20th century. The exhibition will focus on the day to day learning experience of the students who attended the school, along with the struggles, hopes and dreams of their teachers and parents, in the context of time. The legacy of the Rosenwald education and its impact on their adult lives will also be explored.

ADDITIONAL THANKS TO:
Madison County Visitor Center