Mountain Elder Wisdom Oral Histories

Effie Mae Russell discusses her life growing up in the Mountain Page community of Henderson County, NC.
Lola Coston and Marvin Owings discuss apple farming, packing and harvesting at Coston Farm in Edneyville, NC
Hubert Barnwell and family discuss their third generation molasses making on Jeter Mountain in Henderson County, NC.
Opal Dalton Parkinson discusses growing up as one of the first families in Etowah, NC
Alma Avery, native of North Carolina, discusses her life in Cedar Creek and in Bat Cave.
Gladys Barnwell, Edneyville’s APPLE HOUSE lady, discusses her life as a farmer and her 70+ years with the Curb Market.
Old Timey Farm Day in Yancey County- The Bradford family has been farming its land the same way for over 200 years.
Tribute to Old Fort Mountain Music- The closing night of a 28 year legacy of mountain music in Old Fort, NC.
Mud Creek Baptist Church apologizes for their past racism in a moving service with Mud Creek Missionary Baptist Church.
Theron Maybin is a seventh generation farmer in Green River Valley who lived the life of a self-sustaining farmer just like his family did across the generations.
Robert Morgan: Green River Valley Stories Part 1: Morgan discusses growing up in southern Henderson County, NC and how it shaped his life.
Max Woody, fifth generation master chair-maker in McDowell County discusses his life and how he got started.