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Your Turn: Share your stories of Appalachian women

One of the several oral histories recorded at the Mini Mountain Heritage Day at Western Carolina University on July 12, 2023.

Blue Ridge Public Radio is partnering with Foxfire Mountain Heritage Museum to launch a campaign with a Summer 2023 pop up tour to collect oral histories about women in Appalachia.

If you are a woman, identify as a woman, or know of a woman who lives/lived in Central/Southern Appalachia, or are from the region, (West Virginia, Southern Virginia, Eastern Kentucky, Western North Carolina, Eastern Tennessee, Northern Georgia, Eastern South Carolina, Northern Alabama) consider sharing your experiences through a self-recorded oral history, journal entry, or visual media.

Join us on a pop-up tour of the region to collect oral histories.

Summer 2023 Pop-Up Tour Dates

Friday, August 25, 11 AM to 3 PM
John C. Campbell Folk School
One Folk School Road, Brasstown

Saturday, August 19, 10 AM to 4 PM
Franklin Area Folk Festival
Cowee School Arts & Heritage, 51 Cowee Dr, Franklin

Wednesday, July 12, 1:45 to 4 PM
Mini Mountain Heritage Day, Western Carolina University
The event will be held in the courtyard between the Forsyth and Killian Annex buildings. Look for the tents near the big purple chair. No registration required — just stop by and share your story!

You can also contribute from home. Follow the steps outlined in this toolkit:

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