cowee school macon heritage center franklin nc


Built in 1943 on the site of a Civilian Conservation Corps camp, the Cowee School served thousands of students until it was closed as a school in 2012. It continues as an institution of learning.

In 2013, a board of directors was formed to guide the school in a new direction. To date we have successfully offered a annual concert series and classes in a variety heritage arts & crafts in an attempt to preserve the natural and cultural heritage of the Cowee Valley and the region as a whole.

Dates of 2015 Concert Series Announced

Get ready for a great season of music during Historic Cowee School's 2015 Concert Series. Tickets are on sale now for the following dates.

  • May 23 - Jonathan Byrd & The Pickup Cowboys
  • June 20 - The Crowe Brothers
  • July 25 - Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper
  • August 22 - Run Boy Run
  • September 19 - Mac Arnold & Plate Full O' Blues
  • October 17 - Tellico

Remember, the Macon County Heritage Center will be open for 2 hours before each concert for your enjoyment. There will be food, SEBA jammin’, the studios will be open and more. So come a little early for the concert and check it out!

Visit our concert page to learn more and order your tickets today!


For additional information:

Call 828-349-1945
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