Heritage Day celebrated at Vance Birthplace on Oct 24

Press release:

Who: Zebulon B. Vance Birthplace State Historic Site

What: Heritage Day

When: Saturday, October 24, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Where: 911 Reems Creek Road, Weaverville, NC 28787

Cost: FREE

Vance Birthplace Celebrates its Roots at “Heritage Day”

WEAVERVILLE – On October 24, the Zebulon B. Vance Birthplace will be celebrating its roots at “Heritage Day.” The event will celebrate the traditions and cultures of the people who call the North Carolina Mountains home. Programs and demonstrations will feature bluegrass musicians, an eighteenth century hunting encampment, local craftsmen, and local artists. Cooking demonstrations in the historic Vance hearth, storytelling, and crafts for kids will also be scheduled throughout the day.

For those interested getting a true taste of Western North Carolina, Doc Brown’s BBQ food truck will be on site for the duration of the event. Guests are invited to bring a picnic blanket or take advantage of the picnic shelter to eat, relax, and enjoy Vance Birthplace at its most beautiful.

Scheduled demonstrations:

· 11:00—Vixi Jil Glenn will share tall tales from the mountains, continuing the long tradition of storytelling in Appalachia

· 12:00—Dr. Bill Anderson will discuss the impacts Cherokee and European cultures had on each other and how the Cherokee shaped the world we live in today.

· 1:00—The Martins will perform live traditional Appalachian music. Their performance will also incorporate “old time” tunes of the 19th century.

Heritage Day will take place on Saturday Oct. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This event is FREE to the public.

For more information contact the Zebulon B. Vance Birthplace by calling 828-645-6706, through email at vance@ncdcr.gov, or by visiting nchistoricsites.org/vance. The Zebulon B. Vance Birthplace is located at 911 Reems Creek Road, Weaverville, N.C. 28787. It is part of the Division of State Historic Sites within the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

About the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources

The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state’s natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational and economic future of North Carolina. Led by Secretary Susan Kluttz, NCDNCR’s mission is to improve the quality of life in our state by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and nature in North Carolina by stimulating learning, inspiring creativity, preserving the state’s history, conserving the state’s natural heritage, encouraging recreation and cultural tourism, and promoting economic development.

NCDNCR includes 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, two science museums, three aquariums and Jennette’s Pier, 39 state parks and recreation areas, the N.C. Zoo, the nation’s first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the State Archives, the N.C. Arts Council, the State Preservation Office and the Office of State Archaeology, along with the Clean Water Management Trust Fund and the Natural Heritage Program. For more information, please call (919) 807-7300 or visit www.ncdcr.gov.

About Max Hunt
Max Hunt grew up in South (New) Jersey and graduated from Warren Wilson College in 2011. History nerd; art geek; connoisseur of swimming holes, hot peppers, and plaid clothing. Follow me @J_MaxHunt

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