Spend a morning sipping coffee, eating locally-baked goodies, and learning about the latest research, writing, and creativity taking place in our region. Suggested donation $5. The program is hosted once a month, on a Thursday, at 11 am.

Upcoming Programs

Jewish Life in western North Carolina: Who Knew!

Jun 8, 11:00am

Sharon Fahrer: Jewish Life in Western North Carolina

The talk will highlight tales of Jews who moved to Western North Carolina and their historical background.

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Daniel Boone in the High Country

Jul 6, 11:00am

Daniel Boone in the High Country

This program will address one of the area's most important questions, "What does Daniel have to do with Boone?"

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Mill Mother’s Lament: Child Labor, Protest Music, and Mill Work in North Carolina

Sept 7, 11:00am

Mill Mother’s Lament: Child Labor, Protest Music, and Mill Work in North Carolina

Join Dr. McDaniel as she discusses North Carolina labor songs and links them to issues of child labor and family in mill villages in North Carolina.

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Walking Toward the Sunset: The Melungeons of Appalachia

Aug 10, 11:00am

Walking Toward the Sunset: The Melungeons of Appalachia

Wayne Winkler, director of public radio station WETS-FM in Johnson City, TN, will discuss this mixed-ethnic population and share some of the latest research on their mysterious ancestry.

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Black Mountain College Semester

Oct 12, 11:00am

Black Mountain College

Join Kelsey Wagner to learn about Black Mountain College, an experimental liberal arts school in Asheville, North Carolina, that was open from 1933-1957.

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Blowing Rock: A Sense of Place

Thursday, Nov 9, 11:00am

Blowing Rock: A Sense of Place

Is Blowing Rock unique? Is it historic? Does the area convey a sense of place? Historian Trent Margrif will explore these and other topics in his presentation.

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Joe Penland: Cecil and Maud in the Laurel Valley

Dec 7, 11:00am

Joe Penland

Join ballad singer and storyteller Joe Penland as he discusses the journey of song collectors Cecil Sharp and Maud Karpeles, who collected ballads in western North Carolina in 1916.

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Comics and the Red Scare: Walt Kelly and Harvey  Kurtzman vs. McCarthyism

Jan 11 2018, 11:00am

Red Scare

Craig Fischer explores how two major American cartoonists lampooned the McCarthyism of 1950s politics.

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Previous Scholars & Scones:

2017

2016


2015

  • Coded Responses: A Talk with Artist Mark Nystrom
  • A Talk with Ann Hawthorne, editor of The Picture Man: Photographs by Paul Buchanan
  • River of Sorrow in the Land of the Sky: Flood in Asheville, 1916 with Anthony Sadler
  • Early music at Camp Catawba: Tui St. George Tucker's Musical Influence with Dr. Reeves Shulstad
  • Early Theaters in Blowing Rock with Dr. Gary Boye
  • What is Appalachian Music? A Playlist Project with Dr. Sandra Ballard, Mark Freed, Trevor McKenzie, Fred J. Hay, and Dave Wood
  • From Minerals to Mountains: The Geology of the High Country, presented by Crystal Wilson
  • Sharing Jean Ritchie's Legacy and Love for Appalachian Music with Dr.Susan W. Mills

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BRAHM
PO Box 828
159 Chestnut St
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
828.295.9099
 

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