“Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains”
The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum is a non-profit organization located at 159 Chestnut Street (on the corner of Chestnut and Main streets) in Blowing Rock, Watauga County, North Carolina, a small village nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Its mission is to promote visual arts and history and to celebrate the rich heritage of the mountains. Organized in 1999 in response to a generous offer of Elliott Daingerfield artwork, the museum was incorporated in January 2001, and received its 501(c)3 non-profit status from the IRS in May 2002. It opened to the public in October 2011. BRAHM is governed by a Board of Trustees that currently has 18 members as follows: Chelsea Garrett (interim President); Linda Russell (Vice President); Rebecca Ficklen (Executive Committee Member-at-Large); Bill Brown; Herbert Cohen (Founder Emeritus); Joseph D. Dulaney (Founder Emeritus); José Agustin Fumero (Founder Emeritus); Lamont Hudson (Founder Emeritus); Ed Kelly; Tim Miller; Virginia Powell; Ramona Presson; Ben Shoemake; Norma Suddreth; Linda Gilleland; Virginia Vanstory; and Executive Director Joann C. Mitchell.
I was able to take a tour of this museum and was very exited about this beautiful facility. The textile exhibit was beautiful showcasing the labor and skill needed to keep textiles mills here in the Carolina's working in their day. Also the collection of wooden decoys was lovely and very informative. Though I was most impressed with the potter collection. Not only the local Folk potter but also a fine collection of slip decorated pieces upstairs that were stunning.
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Blowing Rock Art & History Museum
- Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Thu: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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