Events In Madison County, NC

Ramsey Center presents: Unveiling Our Treasures

 147 Bailey Street Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754 147 Bailey Street Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754 - Map Directions
19 February 2020
 828 689-1115
From Margins to Center: Reflections on the History of African Americans at Mars Hill University, 1856-1980 Presenting their findings for the 2019 Hart-Melvin Fellowship, Malik Frost and Dr. David Gilbert suggest new ways to include African-American history in the history of Mars Hill College, Madison County, and southern Appalachia more widely. Based on archival research and oral histories with both Rosenwald School and Mars Hill College graduates, the talk emphasizes the rich and remarkable histories of local black people from the era of slavery through integration. Dr. David Gilbert is an Assistant Professor of American and African-American history and culture at MHU. He received a MA in Afro-American Studies and a PhD in US History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His first book, The Product of Our Souls: Ragtime, Race, and the Birth of the Manhattan Musical Marketplace (UNC Press, 2015), won a national Choice Award from the American Library Association for Outstanding Academic Title. His liner notes essay for the book’s companion CD was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2018. Hart-Melvin Student Fellow Malik Frost is a junior at Mars Hill University. He grew up in Mount Airy, NC, and is a history major with minors in Appalachian Studies and Business Administration. He received the Randolph Research Award in 2019 and spent part of the summer of 2019 doing archaeological fieldwork at the The Berry Site Field School. He aspires to become an archaeologist. The Hart-Melvin Archival Research Fellowship was named in honor of beloved former Mars Hill faculty members Dr. Virginia Hart and Dr. Robert Melvin. It was made possible by the Mars Hill Class of 1960 and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The fellowship supports a faculty-student team each year as they explore the Ramsey Center for Regional Studies’ Southern Appalachian Archives. “Unveiling Our Treasures” is an annual event and is free and open to the public. For events that happen before 6 pm on a weekday, please park in the lot on Bailey Street just next to the Greenway, across the street from Chambers Gym. After 6 pm, visitors may park in any available green or white parking space, even if it is designated “faculty” or “students.”
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Rural Heritage Museum presents: Elements of Hand and Mind September 21 to January 25

A selection of Historic Southern Highland Crafts from the collections of the Rural Heritage Museum. Open Thursday through Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm or by appointment. It is located in Montague Hall, 80 Cascade Street, Mars Hill 28754 828 689-1651

Weizenblatt Gallery presents: NC Glass Center to Exhibit Group Show from January 13 to February 7

NC Glass Center to Exhibit Group Show at Mars Hill University's Weizenblatt Gallery Mars Hill University’s Weizenblatt Art Gallery is excited to present a group show January 13 - February 7, 2020, by the artists at the North Carolina Glass Center. The NCGC, located in Asheville, is the artistic home for more than 30 professional glass artists, many of whom are providing new work for this exhibition. Glass has been a medium for artists for well over 2,000 years, beginning with the ancient Phonenicians and Egyptians. Later, it was used in stained glass windows in European cathedrals. Venice became a center for a particular type of glass renowned for its beauty. By the mid-20th century, new designs for furnaces enabled more independent artists to take it up as an art form. Art glass began in western North Carolina in the 1970s with just a few artists and has now grown into a major art form, with organizations like the NCGS; Penland School; and the Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design helping artists to thrive. The NCGC is a non-profit, public access glass studio and gallery. It is dedicated to the advancement of education, exploration, and collaboration in all forms of glass. Its low-cost shared studios help emerging artists launch their careers. Its furnaces, torches, and kilns enable established glass artists to pursue new and ambitious challenges. Additionally, the NCGC showcases work from undiscovered to established glass artists in Western North Carolina. NCGC educational programs provide thousands of aspiring glass art students with high quality, affordable instruction. Their efforts include community outreach programs provide safe spaces for veterans and low income youth to learn the science and art of glass. You can learn more at The NC Glass Center’s exhibition will run from January 13 through February 7. 2020, with a reception from 6-8 pm on Wednesday, January 22. Weizenblatt Gallery is open 10-4, Monday through Friday, and admission is always free. For more information, contact the gallery at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Weizenblatt Gallery is in the Moore Fine Arts Building 79 Cascade Street, Mars Hill. It is open 10-4, Monday through Friday, and admission is always free. For more information, contact Skip Rohde, the gallery director, at 828.273.6476.

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"Her" Exhibit at Outpost Gallery in Marshall. Through December 21.

OPENING PARTY November 21 5-8PM "HER" A show highlighting the work of a pioneer, Lois Simbach, in Marshall's arts-driven renaissance will feature at Outpost Gallery and plant shop in Marshall. An artist living and working in Marsahll, Simback enriches her life with creative passion and talent that covers a vast spectrum of skills from costume design to sculpture to painting. "Her" will include both new works and pieces dating to the early 80's, offering a bit of a retrospetive that celebrates the female with bold colors and patterns. Information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 62 South Main Street, Marshall, NC FREE

Farmers' Markets for the County for the Fall

Mars Hill: Saturdays from 10 am to 1 pm on the campus of MHU, Spillman Hall

Tours/Demonstration Saturdays at Horse Sense

TOURS/DEMONSTRATION SATURDAYS Saturday, May 18, 2019 11:00 AM 12:00 PM DATES: Saturdays, March thru December: March 9, March 30, April 27, May 18, June 15, July 6, Aug 24, Sept 7, Oct 5, Nov 16, Dec 7 INTRO TOURS/DEMOS 11 AM - 12 Noon; held at Main Arena INTRODUCTORY TOURS/DEMONSTRATION SATURDAYS March thru December, one Saturday of each month Horse Sense is featuring a FREE mini-experiential at the farm with the horses. Come spend time with us connecting with yourself and the natural world. Bring a lunch for after the tour and enjoy it in our Pavilion and walk our Labyrinth as well! For more information: RSVP recommended; sometimes dates change! Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name and phone number, and we’ll follow up with you. Interested in Volunteering for the non-profit Heart of Horse Sense, an organization that helps support quality, professional EAP/L in WNC? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info. Fee: None

Thursdays at 7 pm at Zumas

Thursdays at 7 pm at Zuma, 7 N. Main St, downtown Marshall: FREE music with “Blue Grass Jam” featuring Bobby Hicks and friends 649-1617

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Wednesdays from 6:30 to 9 pm at Zuma's

Wednesdays from 6:30 to 9:00 pm at Zuma. Open Mic with hosts Linda Jarvis and Jerry Burns.

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Open Mic Nights at Zuma and Stackhouse

Weeknights: Open Mic Nights–Mondays at Stackhouse and Wednesday at Zuma. Contact locations for information.

Thursdays from 8 to 10 pm at Stackhouse

Thursdays from 8 to 10 pm: Andy Buckner Live Music at Stackhouse Restaurant, 37 S. Main Street, Mars Hill. 680-1213

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Fridays at 6:30 pm at the Depot

Fridays at 6:30 pm at The Depot, 282 S. Main St, downtown Marshall: FREE traditional music and dancing. 649-2332 (all year except for first Friday in December)

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Every other Saturday at 7:30 - Rodeo

Every other Saturday at 7:30: Rodeo at the Madison County Fairgrounds. $10 for tickets. As of right now, no indoor rodeo. For more information, contact 828-206-6969.

Flowers and Clay, second annual Copus pottery home show and farm tour July 18 to 19, 2020

Spend the Day with Us — Or the Weekend Come be part of our extended family as we open our business homes to the public for the first time ever. Flowers and Clay is an annual collaboration between Josh Copus Pottery and Carolina Flowers — also known as Josh and Emily Copus. Walk inside a 27-foot pottery kiln and pick a dahlia from the garden. See how wild clay is made and tour the production farm where we grow tens of thousands of flowers each year. Dine with us on Saturday night — we’ll have pizza from our woodfire oven with herbs from the farm and garden. Plan to stay awhile. We’ll have games and activities. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy our mountain cove, or make a day trip to one of the nearby hikes or swimming spots. Explore downtown Marshall while you’re in the neighborhood, and be sure to walk past the Old Marshall Jail — our other creative business endeavor. There is no cost to attend this event. Flowers and pottery will be for sale on site. Check back for additional details, schedules and collaboration announcements. AN IMPORTANT NOTE: Farm tours will take place at specific times only. The farm is short drive or walk from the pottery kiln complex, where the main event will be held. There are extensive gardens for you to enjoy at the kiln complex, but the bulk of our production happens at other sites.

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56 South Main Street
Mars Hill, NC 28754

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