Immerse yourself in Southern Appalachian heritage and stop by the exhibits that are housed in a historic building on the Mars Hill University quad. Inside the Rural Heritage Museum are artifacts which are relevant to the history and culture of this area and the wide Southern Appalachian area. Click here to learn more

Tucked in a corner of Mars Hill is an important piece of Black History from the early to mid- 1900s reflecting an amazing project to develop educational opportunities for the Black students in the South. The Rosenwald school in the then black Long Ridge section of Mars Hill was one of the more than 5300 state of the art school buildings and teachers’ buildings constructed throughout the south with around 813 built in North Carolina. There were more built in North Carolina than in any other state and the Anderson School is one of the few remaining in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Click here to learn more