On Saturday, April 13, 10 a.m., the Swannanoa Valley Museum in Black Mountain will open for the season with several new exhibits, including the 2013 Friends of Mountain History themed exhibit, “Music, Song & Dance: Origins & Traditions in Western North Carolina.”
“Music, Song & Dance” explores the many ways music, song, and dance have impacted WNC. The Swannanoa Valley Museum will feature vintage instruments, audio-visuals, and noted Swannanoa Valley musicians such as fiddler Marcus Martin.
Other new exhibits include the Notable People of the Valley exhibit, featuring objects that belonged to notable men and women of the Swannanoa Valley; the Valley Churches exhibit, showing how religion and church life have influenced the area; and the Black Mountain College exhibit, looking at how the college influenced the valley and beyond.
Admission to the Swannanoa Valley Museum is free on opening day and $2 regularly. See the Museum’s website for more information, or learn more about the Friends of Mountain History themed exhibits here.