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    • Call to the Community: Exhibition Research jerry_burns-240x152

      The Museum, alongside the Blowing Rock Historical Society, is putting forth a call to the community for help in researching over 10,000 historical photographs of Blowing Rock and the surrounding area. A selection of these photographs is on view at

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    • BRAHM Announces New Executive Director Lee Carol Giduz

      The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum (BRAHM) has announced the selection of Lee Carol Giduz as its new Executive Director.  On the first of April,  Giduz will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Joann Mitchell last October. 

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    • Alexander Arts Lecture featuring Sarah Cash aasl.sarah_cash

      “Encouraging American Genius” and Other Tales from the Front: American Art at the Corcoran Gallery of Art Sunday, October 12, 4 pm           Community Meeting Room    $20 / person Reception to follow.  This year’s much-anticipated

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    • Sept. 27 – Fall Fables: Storytelling at BRAHM

      Join us on Saturday, Sept. 27th at 10 am, in the community room, as the Jack tales come to life with gifted storyteller Tommy Brown.  Children ages 5 to 105 will enjoy discovering how ‘Jack and His Friends Find a Home in

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    • Oct. 11th – Happy Third Birthday BRAHM!

      On Saturday, October 11th, from 2 – 4 pm, the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum invites you to celebrating their third birthday. A free family friendly event with live music by the Harris Brothers. Come enjoy cake and a

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    • Oct. 16 – Third Thursday: Dr. Peter White, North Carolina Botanical Garden thirdthursdaypeter

      October’s Third Thursday speaker is Dr. Peter White, with the North Carolina Botanical Garden.  Third Thursday lectures are held in the Community Meeting Room of Blowing Rock Art & History  Museum from 4:30-5:30pm. Third Thursday Lectures are free to BRAHM members and

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    • Third Thursday: Joseph Bathanti, NC Poet Laureate thirdthursdayjoseph

      September’s Third Thursday speaker is Joseph Bathanti, North Carolina poet laureate. Third Thursday lectures are held in the Community Meeting Room of Blowing Rock Art & History  Museum from 4:30-5:30pm. Third Thursday Lectures are free to BRAHM members and $5 for non-members. SHARE:

    • August 8: Silver in the South garyalbert

      August’s “coffee talk” features Gary Albert presenting  “Silver in the Early American South.” He will discuss history of silver in southern culture, general background information on silver care and conservation, how to read silver marks (especially English and early American marks), and

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    • Ciompi Quartet August 31 Ciompi1

      BRAHM’s final concert in the Sunday Concert Series for summer 2014 will be held on August 31. Ciompi Quartet is the resident classical quartet at Duke University. Concerts begin at 5:30 in the atrium of the Museum. $20/ticket followed by

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    • Art & Antiques Show Talk August 2 ayrmount

      An additional highlight of the 8th Annual Art & Antiques Show is the informal presentation by Schatzie Crowther from Ayr Mount, an 1815 Federal-era plantation house restored and furnished with period antiques and fine art located in Hillsborough, NC. Her

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    • Appalachian Documentary Film Series george masa

      This film series explores topics related to Appalachian history and culture. Each film will be followed by a discussion and a wine and cheese reception. $8/person. Tuesday, July 29 at 5:30 pm: BRAHM with the New Public House & Hotel

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    • Michael Reno Harrell Concert Mike_upclose

      Concert by Michael Reno Harrell, singer, songwriter, storyteller on Sunday, July 13 at BRAHM. Concerts begin at 5:30 pm in the atrium of the Museum. Tickets are $20. The concert will be followed by a wine and cheese reception at

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    • Third Thursday: Elizabeth Hudson, July 17 thirdthursdayelizabeth

      July’s Third Thursday is Elizabeth Hudson, editor of Our State magazine. Third Thursday lectures are held in the Community Meeting Room of the Museum and begin at 4:30 pm. They are free to BRAHM members and $5 for non-members. SHARE:

    • Sunday Concert Series June 22 Anita-Burroughs-Pricewebsite

      Anita Burroughs-Price, harp, and Ray Dooley, spoken word, present Wine, Women, and Song: Poetry and Music of the British Isles as part of BRAHM’s Sunday Concert Series. Tickets are $20/person and are followed by a reception with special Irish refreshments.

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    • Third Thursday: Wayne Clawson thirdthursdaywayne

      Wayne Clawson will enact the narrative poem The Shooting of Dan McGrew, by Robert William Service, one of the most successful poets of the twentieth century. The event is on Thursday, June 19, and begins at 4:30 pm. Third Thursday lectures

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    • Father’s Day Gifts at BRAHM fathersday

      Looking for something unique and locally made? Stop by the BRAHM gift shop for your last minute Father’s Day presents! We carry a wide variety of functional and decorative art pieces, all made in western North Carolina, through our partnership

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    • Coffee Talk: Art in Magic/Magic in Art! magic

      Famous local magician and BRAHM member Bill Spooner will be the guest presenter at the June 13 membership coffee at 10 a.m. in the Museum’s Community Meeting Room.  His presentation will feature a visual trip through time to examine the facets of how art

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    • Appalachian Documentary Film Series anne braden

      Anne Braden: Southern Patriot, Tuesday, June 10 at 5:30 pm in the Community Meeting RoomA first-person documentary about the life of this American Civil Rights leader. Braden’s story explores not only the dangers of racism and political repression but also the

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    • Young at Art Show youngatart

      Young at Art is an art education program offered to kindergarten through second grade students to supplement the school art curriculum at the Blowing Rock Elementary School.  Once every month, each class visits the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum

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    • Back of the Dock Sale backofdock-590x373

        On the back porch of the museum. Artsy treasures from the Museum and other attics! Cash and Carry only. All proceeds benefit the Museum. Friday, May 30 at 10 am. SHARE:

    • 10th Annual Members’ Appreciation Day and Annual Meeting annual meeting

      To take place on Sunday, June 1 at 5 p.m. in the BRAHM Community Meeting Room, the Members’ Appreciation Day provides the only opportunity all year to  celebrate the growing membership of the organization and to give an overview of

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    • Third Thursday Featuring Dr. Patricia D. Beaver third-thursday

      BRAHM’s popular Third Thursday lecture series begins its season on Thursday, May 15 at 4:30 pm. May’s speaker is Dr. Patricia D. Beaver, the Director of the Center for Appalachian Studies and Professor of Anthropology at Appalachian State University. She

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    • BRAHM Receives Award of Excellence award

      The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum was recently recognized with an Award of Excellence at the 2014 conference of the North Carolina Museums Council. The annual conference of statewide museum professionals was held in late March in New Bern.

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