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.

HISTORIC COWEE SCHOOL MACON COUNTY HERITAGE CENTER PRESENTS ....The First Annual Cowee Christmas, Saturday, December 6, 2014

  • Holiday Saturday Art - 10:00am to 12noon
  • Fine Art & Craft Sale - 10:00am to 4:00pm
  • Cowee Farmer's Market Lunch
  • Pottery School Clay Classes
  • Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus - 11:00am to 1:00pm
  • Christmas Tree Lighting - 5:00pm

For additional information contact Claire Suminski at 828-369-5417 or email


For additional information:

Call 828-349-1945
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