Built in 1943 of local stone on the site of a former Civilian Conservation Corps camp, the Cowee School educated area youth for nearly seven decades. The historic structure is now an arts and heritage center serving Western North Carolina residents and visitors.
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Our Mission: The purpose of Cowee School Arts & Heritage Center is to promote the teaching and preservation of the cultural and artistic heritage of the Southern Appalachians and Cherokee people to serve as a community resource and gathering place.
Our Summer Concert Series schedule for 2020 is now online! Please click here to see the lineup and purchase tickets.
The series will begin on Saturday, May 16th at 7pm with Mountain Heart.
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Your PayPal receipt serves as your ticket. No paper tickets will be mailed. Please pick up your tickets at the door.
Space is available for rent at Cowee School. Proposed uses must comply with the mission of the school. Please contact email@example.com.
The CCDO monthly meeting has moved to February 27 at 6:30pm in the community building. The guest speaker will be from the Atlanta Regional Census Committee.
Fiber Sunday at Cowee Textiles - February 23, 2-5pm
Bring a textile project you are working on & enjoy the fellowship with other crafters.
Grafting Workshop with Jack Johnson - February 21st
Old apple trees are still found around mountain homesites, and many of them are rare and exceptional in quality. This is your opportunity to save and renew one of your favorite old trees by grafting it to new rootstock. All that is needed is to bring a twig. It will be grafted to modern semi-dwarf apple rootstock that is disease resistant. A successful graft will produce fruit in two to three years! Cost of class is $25, which includes one rootstock. Additional rootstock, $5. 1PM, Cowee Arts and Heritage Center.
Alarka Institute and Expeditions afternoon with editor Rose McLarney and several authors from the new University of Georgia Press publication, Literary Field Guide to Southern Appalachia will be rescheduled due to bad weather. For more info,
The Toy Museum is closed for the season and open by appointment only. If you are in the area and would like a tour, please call Jim at 828.421.7280. Regular hours will resume in March.
Fit & Fun Exercise Class: 9:30am, Mon-Wed-Fridays $5/class
Oil Painting w/John Houglum: 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm, Tues 1pm-4pm Wed
Cowee Textiles: See website www.coweetextiles.com
Pottery Classes: See website www.coweepotteryschool.org
Cowee School relies on the support of individuals and businesses in our community.
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Cowee School is fortunate to have a dedicated team of local volunteers. From the Board of Directors to the stage crews for summer concerts, all aspects of Cowee School are reliant on volunteer support. If you have time to share, click here.
Cowee School is filled with artisan activities: Pottery, Textiles, Painting, and more.
The school also stays busy with activities outside and in the Gym such as fitness classes, bridge and other community activities.