Filters

Changing any of the form inputs will cause the list of events to refresh with the filtered results.

Escape Room: Unearthing the Past – Fort San Juan

Montague Hall/Mars Hill Museum 80 Cascade St, Mars Hill, NC, United States

Come test your investigative and teamwork skills at an interactive escape room, set inside of historic Montague Hall (the campus museum). This collaborative experience is ideal for groups of 4 to 6 people, and will take under an hour to complete. In addition to prizes for successfully completing the challenge, Mars Hill University students will […]

Election Cake: First Fridays at the Museum

Montague Hall/Mars Hill Museum 80 Cascade St, Mars Hill, NC, United States

Come by the museum between 5 and 8 as part of downtown Mars Hill’s First Fridays. There, you’ll get to sample some “election cake.” What is election cake, you might ask? Well, it is a naturally-leavened cake that originated in colonial New England and has historically been associated with election times. Dr. Maia Surdam, a […]

Round Robin Ballad Circle

Broyhill Chapel 265 Cascade St, Mars Hill, NC, United States

Join us for an informal Appalachian ballad circle in honor of singer and storyteller Bobby McMillon, and as part of the Bobby McMillon Legacy Project funded by a grant from South Arts. Ballads are traditional songs that tell stories and Madison County is known world-wide for its ballad-singing tradition. At a round robin, singers will […]

No Work in the Grave: A Talk with Jo Ann Croom and the Wilma Dykeman Legacy

Ferguson Health Sciences Center Rm 306 211 Cascade St, Mars Hill, NC, United States

Author Jo Ann Croom (a retired MHU professor) will join us to discuss her new book, No Work in the Grave, which explores her family during the early 20th century transition from a subsistence farming way of life to an industrialized wage-earner economy, with its loss of community and environmental hazards. Croom’s talk will be […]

Fiddling on the Hill: Traditional Jam Session

Bentley Fellowship Hall 265 Cascade St, Mars Hill, NC, United States

This will be our second monthly traditional music jam session, supported by a generous grant from the Madison County Tourism Development Authority. Each month, two regional musicians will join us to lead a jam session of traditional mountain tunes. These events are open to all: you’re welcome to stroll by, take a seat and listen, […]

First Friday at the Campus Museum

Montague Hall/Mars Hill Museum 80 Cascade St, Mars Hill, NC, United States

Drop in to the campus museum during downtown Mars Hill's First Friday event and Christmas festivities. We'll have hot cocoa, cookies, and crafts for the kiddos! All are welcome.

Holiday Crafts

Liston B. Ramsey Center for Appalachian Studies 147 Bailey St, Mars Hill, NC, United States

Drop in to make an ornament and share in some good cheer. You can bring your ornament home or you can help us decorate our Ramsey Center Christmas tree. It’ll be a relaxing way to take a break during end-of-the-semester studying. No art experience necessary at all!

Fiddling on the Hill: Traditional Jam Session

Bentley Fellowship Hall 265 Cascade St, Mars Hill, NC, United States

Join us for our monthly traditional music jam session, supported by a generous grant from the Madison County Tourism Development Authority. Each month, two regional musicians will join us to lead a jam session of traditional mountain tunes. These events are open to all: you’re welcome to stroll by, take a seat and listen, or […]

Fiddling on the Hill: Traditional Jam Session

Bentley Fellowship Hall 265 Cascade St, Mars Hill, NC, United States

  Rosin up your bow, tune up that banjo, get your dancing shoes out and join us at Fiddling on the Hill, our monthly traditional jam session. These sessions are welcoming and are open to all - students and the public. Sheila Kay Adams will be leading the January jam. Fiddling on the Hill is […]

Friends of Bailey Mountain Winter Meeting

Mars Hill, NC, United States

This community group convenes to support stewardship of Bailey Mountain including preservation, management and access. We meet quarterly and are open to all. For more information visit libguides.mhu.edu/bailey or contact BaileyMtn@mhu.edu

Exhibition Opening Celebration

Montague Hall/Mars Hill Museum 80 Cascade St, Mars Hill, NC, United States

Uncle Dave Penland, 1915. William A. Barnhill Collection, Southern Appalachian Archives, Mars Hill University. Drop in to the campus museum to celebrate the opening of the spring 2023 exhibition. The new exhibition explores the photography of William A. Barnhill, who, from 1914 through 1917, explored rural communities around Asheville, collecting images of people spinning, weaving, […]

Ballad Workshop with Donna Ray Norton

The LOFT (McConnell) 54 College St., Mars Hill, NC, United States

Songs about love... and the trials and tribulations of it. Join us on the eve of Valentine's Day to learn about one of our area's oldest traditions from 8th generation ballad singer Donna Ray Norton. She is from right here in Madison County, and has been carrying on this tradition since she was 17 years […]