Mark your calendars now for April 22, 2017 for the special exhibit grand opening reception for WNCHA members only beginning at 4 pm and running through 5:30 pm. You will not want to miss this event! WNCHA members will be able to view this amazing exhibit and get a behind the scenes perspective before it is unveiled to the general public!
Enjoy live music
Sample delicious hors d’oeuvre
Sip on sparkling apple cider
The exhibit offers a hands-on, interactive exploration of the rich history of the traditional craft of stringed instrument making as it still exists in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Featured craftspeople are guitar maker Wayne Henderson and his daughter Jayne and fiddle maker Chris Testerman. The exhibit features videos and sound recordings of instrument building and those instruments being played by skilled musicians.
This event is not open to the public. For more information about this event email [email protected] or call The Smith-McDowell House Museum at 828-253-9231.
Not a current member? Join now and attend this event for free! Memberships begin at just $35 for individuals. For more information on memberships email [email protected] or join online now at www.wnchistory.org
The Luthier’s Craft was produced by the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History with financial support provided by the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area, Interlam, Hibco Plastics, and Dr. Mac and Becky Sumner