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Museum Opens for the Season
Event: SVM Opening Day
Date: Saturday, April 13, 2013
Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Admission: Free! on opening day
The Swannanoa Valley Museum opens for the season on Saturday, April 13th at 10:00 am with several new exhibits, including "Music, Song, and Dance: Origins and Traditions in Western North Carolina," the 2013 theme for WNC's Museums In Partnership organization.
The exhibit will explore the musical history of the area through vintage instruments and audio-visuals and will feature noted Swannanoa Valley musicians, including fiddler Marcus Martin. The exhibit opens in conjunction with an exhibit of music-themed quilts at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts next door.
Through the museum's operating season, local teachers will be invited to bring their students to the exhibit so they may learn more about the valley's musical heritage as well as try their hand at playing fiddle in a special "instrument petting zoo."
Other new exhibits for the museum's 2013 season include:
Notable People of the Valley will feature clothing, information, and other exciting, historic objects that belonged to several men and women who have helped make the valley what it is today.
Valley Churches will show how religion and church life have influenced the area and will showcase several important artifacts.
Black Mountain College will look at how the presence of the college influenced the valley and the contributions it made to Buncombe County and beyond.
Admission to the museum is free on opening day.