BRAHM’s Third Thursdays return

Article Published: May. 8 | Modified: May. 16
BRAHM’s Third Thursdays return

BRAHM’s Third Thursday lecture series returns May 15.

On Thursday, May 15, the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum will host its first Third Thursday lecture series of 2014, with a talk by Dr. Patricia D. Beaver, professor emerita of anthropology and former director of the Center for Appalachian Studies.

Whether you are a native of Western North Carolina, a long-time resident or are simply visiting the area, Beaver’s talk will offer fascinating information about the rich culture, history and communities of our mountain region.

The author and editor of many scholarly books, Beaver will talk about her most recent publication, “Voices from the Headwaters: Stories from Meat Camp, Tamarack (Pottertown) & Sutherland, North Carolina,” co-edited with Sandra Ballard.

The book follows her decade-long collaboration with her students and with these three Watauga and Ashe County communities. She will tell stories from community members who are linked to the county’s past and to each other by shared history, story and family, and whose communities are framed by the high elevation peak, now Elk Knob State Park, and the headwaters of the North Fork of the New River.

The BRAHM Third Thursday series takes place once a month, on the third Thursday of each month until October. Each lecture is followed by a wine and cheese reception. The cost is free for museum members and $5 for non-members.

Upcoming guest speakers include Elizabeth Hudson, editor of Our State magazine, and North Carolina Poet Laureate Joseph Bathanti.

A full list of past and future speakers is available at the museum’s website, For more information, contact Leila Weinstein, educational programs coordinator, at (828) 295.9099 ext. 3006, or (

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