Our 2021 Appalachian Experience Series has ended. We look forward to bringing you a new series in 2022!

The Appalachian region encompasses incredible biodiversity, a rich history of resilience and ingenuity, unique food ways, influential musical traditions and much more. In the Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center’s Appalachian Experience series, researchers and experts from across the country present on the many aspects of what makes Appalachia a remarkable place. From discussing the global ginseng trade to exploring experiences of emancipation from slavery, to studying how Appalachian migrants have shaped America’s music genres, this series will expand participants’ understanding of Appalachian tradition and identity.

Appalachian Experience lectures take place once a month from April through November, on Mondays from 6:30-7:45pm. All lectures take place online via Zoom. Participants will receive the zoom link in advance of the event. Learn more and register below!

2021 Appalachian Experience Series Schedule