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CANCELLED – Exploring the Chestnut in Appalachian Life
This program has been cancelled due to expected inclement weather Tuesday evening.
Mars Hill College will present “The Role of the Chestnut in Appalachian Life,” with Dr. Charlotte Ross, North Carolina Humanities Council Road Scholar, on October 30 at 7 pm, in the Rural Life Museum, Montague Building. The program is sponsored by the Liston B. Ramsey Center for Regional Studies.
Ross, a folklorist, examines the social, economic, cultural, and environmental roles of the chestnut tree in the Appalachian region from the frontier days to the 1940s. She will also explore the overwhelming influence of the chestnut blight of the 1940s on Appalachian life. According to Ramsey Center Director Karen Paar, the program is part of the Ramsey Center’s year-long theme: “Where There Are Mountains,” and focuses on preservation of the rich biodiversity that exists in the our region of Appalachia. Paar said that a representative of the American Chestnut Foundation will be present to provide information about that organization’s work to restore the American Chestnut to the eastern woodlands. For more information, contact: Hannah Furgiuele, Program Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org or 828.689.1571.
This project is made possible by a grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.