Horace Kephart exhibit at WCU

The Mountain Heritage Center has a new exhibit titled, “Horace Kephart in the Great Smoky Mountains”.

Horace Kephart was an author and avid outdoorsman, with ties to the local area, taking up residence in both Dillsboro and Bryson City, N.C.  He is most known for his book “Our Southern Highlanders,” published in 1913 which depicted the mountain people of the early 20th century. The book remains in print today in addition to his guide, “Camping and Woodcraft”.

Kephart was also known for his map making skills and his advocacy in the creation of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Appalachian Trail and the preservation of forests.

The year-long exhibit at WCU’s Mountain Heritage Center commemorates the 150th anniversary of Kephart’s birth and includes various artifacts and photographs.

For more information, contact the Mountain Heritage Center at 828-227-7129 or click here.