Up Coming Events

Cherokee Lights and Legends

Cherokee Lights and Legends

Saturday, December 3 from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm Friday, December 9 from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm Saturday, December 10 from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm Friday, December 16 from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm Saturday, December 17 from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm Friday, December 30 from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm Saturday, December 31 from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm This special Christmas event invites your family to stroll under the lights through fun, interactive displays that tell ancient Cherokee Christmas legends. And that’s just for starters. You can also see our 40-ft. Christmas tree, have a visit and get your picture taken with Santa, and go for a spin on our synthetic ice rink. This year, we`re also featuring a Christmas Parade, a nightly Christmas Carol Competition (with prizes), and our New Year`s Eve fireworks show.
Location: Cherokee, NC

Strawberry Festival

May 26, 2018 - Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds
Location: Cherokee, NC

WCU Collects: Recent Acquisitions Share:

WCU Collects: Recent Acquisitions October 3 - January 26, 2018 Reception: Thursday, October 5 MUSEUM HOURS: T-F 10am-4pm/ Th 10am-7pm Closed weekends & University holidays 828.227.3591 This exhibition showcases a selection of artworks given to the Museum during the past two years and includes a number of artists not previously represented in the collection. The WCU Fine Art Museum stewards a collection of more than 1,500 art objects in all media—from painting and printmaking to book arts, sculpture, ceramics, and contemporary craft. As we continue to research and interpret the collection, we also work to expand and strengthen our holdings through purchases and gifts. New acquisitions find their way into the collection through a variety of routes and particularly through the generosity of our donors.
Location: Western Carolina University
Santa at the Museum

Santa at the Museum

November 25-December 23 Saturdays, 1-4 pm. (December 2, 4-6 pm) Enjoy a free photo opportunity with Santa on the porch of the cabin located in the Heritage Museum (at the old courthouse/visitor center). Cookies and cocoa served in the lobby all day.
Location: Heritage Museum
Letters to Santa

Letters to Santa

Letters to Santa, Cookies & Cocoa, November 10 - December 23 Available every day. Write your letter to Santa and mail it at the Swain County Visitor Center. All materials provided. Cookies and cocoa served in the lobby all day.
Location: Swain County Visitor Center