John Parris, 1976

Parris Receives Heritage Award/John Parris Receives Award During Mountain Heritage Day Festivities Asheville Citizen/ The Reporter Oct. 17th 1976 / Oct. 20th 1976 Western Carolina University Saturday night confers its first Mountain Heritage Award on John Parris, the...

Mary Cornwell, 1989

Mary Cornwell receives 1989 Mountain Heritage Award Mary Cornwell of Waynesville, creator of the North Carolina State Fair’s Village of Yesteryear and founder of the Museum of North Carolina Handicrafts, received the university’s Mountain Heritage Award September 30....

Lloyd Arneach, 2011

Storyteller, Stecoah Center Receive Heritage Awards September 24, 2011 Western Carolina University Chancellor David O. Belcher presented 2011 Mountain Heritage Awards on Saturday (Sept. 24) to well-known Cherokee storyteller Lloyd Arneach as part of activities at the...

Asheville Citizen-Times Publishing Co., 1981

Recipient of the Mountain Heritage Award 1981.   Citizen-Times Wins Heritage Award Bryson City: Smoky Mtn. Times 10/1/81 Western Carolina University gave its 1981 Mountain Heritage Award Saturday to the Asheville Citizen-Times Publishing Company as the “greatest...

Amanda Swimmer, 2009

    WCU’s 2009 Mountain Heritage Awards presented to Amanda Swimmer, national park   CULLOWHEE –WesternCarolinaUniversitypresented its 2009 Mountain Heritage Awards on Saturday (Sept. 26) to Amanda Swimmer, a Cherokee woman who has demonstrated traditional...