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Sale! Guardians of Our Troubled Waters @ New Belgium Brewing
Guardians of Our Troubled Waters @ New Belgium Brewing

Online sales will continue until 3:00 PM. Tickets will then be available at the door starting at 6:00 PM. Address and directions below.

Guardians of Our Troubled Waters

The River Heroes of the South

Tuesday, February 25, 7:30 PM- New Belgium Brewing, 21 Craven St, Asheville, NC 28806 (Weather Date: March 3) CELEBRATE MARDI GRAS WITH: Great Music with folksingers Carol Duermit and Paul Edelman.  (beginning at 7:00 PM, the film begins at 7:30.  Drink a fresh local beer (or three) and enjoy our new film!!  NOC is offering two couples whitewater rafting trips as door prizes for some lucky ticketbuyers! The Center's newest documentary film focuses on three communities- Western North Carolina, East Tennessee, and South Florida and their historical connection to their rivers and streams, how that changed during the industrial age and the early heroes who rose to unite the community to stand up for their waterways.  Featured heroes include Wilma Dykeman, the savior of the French Broad River, the Dead Pigeon River Council who fought against Champion Paper's destruction of the Pigeon River and Marjory Stoneman Douglas who led the fight to reclaim the Everglades against efforts to drain and pollute it. This is a general admission event.  All tickets are $15.   All tickets are final.  No refunds.  This is a ticket-less event.  Your name will be at the reservations table at the door at the time of the event. In case of inclement weather, the event will be rescheduled for March 3 and your tickets will automatically apply for the new date. Buy the DVD in advance with your reservation and get $5 off the DVD price. Register now before this show is sold out! Donation: $15 per person For more information, contact us at (828) 692-8062. Directions:
$15.00
Guardians of our Troubled Waters DVD
Guardians of our Troubled Waters DVD
GUARDIANS OF OUR TROUBLED WATERS reveals the close connections man has had with its rivers for thousands of years, the destruction that resulted during the industrial era and the heroes, yesterday and today, who rose to challenge the damage that was caused.  So much of our quality of life today is as a result of those guardians.  So much of our future depends on us not taking our waterways for granted.  
$20.00
A  Magical Evening with Dom Flemons
A Magical Evening with Dom Flemons
THIS EVENT IS CURRENTLY POSTPONED DUE TO PRESENT CIRCUMSTANCES. WE HOPE TO HAVE A RESCHEDULED DATE SOON. A Magical Evening with Dom Flemons Friday, April 24th  - 8PM - Trinity Presbyterian Church, 900 Blythe St, Hendersonville, NC 28791 Dom Flemons, a Grammy Award winning musician, singer-songwriter, and entertainer extraordinaire brings his phenomenal musical legacy to Western North Carolina. Carrying on the songster tradition, Flemons strives to mix traditional music forms with a contemporary approach, to create new sounds that will appeal to wider audiences. In his recent solo album Prospect Hill (2014), Flemons drew from a wide range of styles, including ragtime, Piedmont blues, spirituals, southern traditional music, string band music, fife and drum music, and jug-band music. Register now before this program is sold out!  And enjoy home-baked goodies during intermission. Tickets: $25, 20 per person ALL SALES ARE FINAL. Tickets are non-refundable.  This is a ticket-less event and all tickets are WILL CALL.  Your name will be at the reservations table at the door at the time of the event.  The front section is not reserved seating but the section is reserved for $25 purchasers. For more information, contact us at (828) 692-8062.  Directions to the venue can be found here. HEALTH ADVISORY The Center for Cultural Preservation is committed to maintaining the health and safety of its audience members, participants, staff and volunteers.  The Center will do whatever it can, under its control to administrate an enjoyable and safe environment for all attendees.  Given the current concerns about the coronavirus, we recommend all participants take notice of the following precautions:
  • Stay home if you feel ill, especially if you are experiencing a fever, cough and/or shortness of breath.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Given that the people may be symptom-free but contagious at the same time, it is everyone's responsibility to self-quarantine themselves if they have been exposed to persons who are showing symptoms.  Towards this end, the Center reserves the right to refuse admission to anyone who is showing symptoms that could endanger other audience members. Thanks again in advance for helping us run an entertaining and safe event!
$20.00$25.00
Shake Off the Blues with Colt Creek Bluegrass Band
Shake Off the Blues with Colt Creek Bluegrass Band
Thanks for your interest in this event.  Unfortunately given low registration numbers, we have opted to cancel this event.  Ticketholders have been informed and they may get a refund or decide to convert their registration to a donation instead.  Thanks for your understanding and check SaveCulture.org for upcoming events!  You can still support the Center by clicking the donate button: DONATE

Shake Off the Blues with Colt Creek Bluegrass Band

(A Livestream Event) Friday, May 22- 7:30 PM Many of our elders had difficult lives but when the day was over, the front porch became the stage for community gatherings, music, great food and more.  Although we can't gather like we'd like at the moment, we can in spirit. Join us for this livestream event where YOU DECIDE how much the Center for Cultural Preservation's work means to you!  The concert will help support the launching of the Center's How They Overcame initiative that will capture the stories of elders from the Western North Carolina region who have overcome crises such as the Great Floods, the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic and the Great Depression AND the Center's Moonshining in the Mountains film.

About the Colt Creek Bluegrass Band

The Colt Creek Bluegrass Band have performed since 2012 performing the great classics of bluegrass as well as their own unique blend of bluegrass and gospel original material.  This highly acclaimed band have performed on TV and at local festivals and are sure to get you dancing on your living room floor! Ticketholders get access to the storytelling event LIVE at the time the event is held as well as access to an archival recording until Sunday, April 24.  In addition, ticketholders can interact and ask for their favorite bluegrass classics near the end of the performance. Tickets: YOU CHOOSE WHAT TO DONATE (Remember you're not paying for the concert but supporting your own local hometown History and Documentary Film Center- the Center for Cultural Preservation. All sales are final. Tickets are non-refundable. Ticketholders will receive a link to access this online event the day before the concert. For more information, contact us at (828) 692-8062. Thanks again in advance for helping us run an entertaining and safe event!
$10.00$100.00
WORLD PREMIERE: They Who Overcame
WORLD PREMIERE: They Who Overcame

WORLD PREMIERE: They Who Overcame -- Stories of Hope and Resilience

(A Livestream Event) Thursday, September 24 -- 7:30 PM or Sunday, October 25 -- 4:00 PM. at Flat Rock Cinema (as part of the Center's Moonshine Tasting Event) Register HERE for Moonshine Tasting Party Our world is changing fast and its difficult or impossible to understand all of the forces that are affecting our economy, our health, our politics and more. Yet there is nothing new under the sun. In many ways, history is a series of repeating events that we can choose to learn from or suffer from ignorance. Our nearest ancestors knew the importance of learning from history particularly on issues concerning growing ones food and developing a level of self-reliance to overcome any challenges that came their way whether it be drought or floods, bounties or famines, pandemics or health. This short film will hopefully be the first in a series of vignettes based on oral histories held with elders throughout the Southern Appalachians to help us better understand our recent history and how we can better cope with today's challenges to build tomorrow's reslience. Join us for a fascinating film and discussion afterwards. The cost is a donation of whatever you choose: $5 for individuals, $10 for households of 2-3 people and an additional donation of whatever amount you choose. All sales are final. Tickets are non-refundable.  Ticketholders will receive a link to access this online event the day before the event. Please add greenmentch at hotmail dot com (spelled out like an email address) to your Safe Senders List. If you do not receive a link by September 22, please contact the office. For more information, contact us at (828) 692-8062. Thanks again in advance for helping us run an entertaining and safe event!
$5.00$100.00
A Great American Tapestry DVD
A Great American Tapestry DVD
A GREAT AMERICAN TAPESTRY - The Many Strands of Mountain Music is an eye-opening look at music history and how America's melting pot and its cultural tapestry changed the world. The film features ballad singers:
  • Sheila Kay Adams
  • Joe Penland
  • Betty Smith
  • Bobby McMillon
  • Donna Ray Norton and more
Also featured are the founders of the Carolina Chocolate Drops including:
  • Rhiannon Giddens
  • Dom Flemons
  • Justin Robinson
And members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee as well as Appalachian music experts Phil Jamison, Cece Conway, Doug Orr and many more.  
$18.00
Great Flood of 1916 DVD
Great Flood of 1916 DVD
The Flood DVD may be purchased online (below) or at the following locations: 
  • Henderson County Genealogical and Historical Center, 400 N Main St, Hendersonville, NC 28792, Hendersonville, NC (828) 693-1531
  • Highland Books, 277 N Broad St, Brevard, NC 28712 (828) 884-2424
  • Mountain Gateway Museum, 102 Water St, Old Fort, NC 28762 (828) 668-9259
Our new documentary film, COME HELL OR HIGH WATER, Remembering the Great Flood of 1916 by award-winning documentary filmmaker David Weintraub tells the story of that terrifying week in July when it seemed the world came crashing down as boulders and trees slid down the mountain, rivers became lakes, and homes were so much debris floating on the oceanic waves of the French Broad and Catawba Rivers.  And finally the film highlights what lessons the Flood of 1916 has for us today.
$15.00
Protected: Great Flood of 1916 DVD SPECIAL
Protected: Great Flood of 1916 DVD SPECIAL
The Flood DVD may be purchased online (below) or at the following locations: 
  • Henderson County Genealogical and Historical Center, 400 N Main St, Hendersonville, NC 28792, Hendersonville, NC (828) 693-1531
  • Highland Books, 277 N Broad St, Brevard, NC 28712 (828) 884-2424
  • Mountain Gateway Museum, 102 Water St, Old Fort, NC 28762 (828) 668-9259
Our new documentary film, COME HELL OR HIGH WATER, Remembering the Great Flood of 1916 by award-winning documentary filmmaker David Weintraub tells the story of that terrifying week in July when it seemed the world came crashing down as boulders and trees slid down the mountain, rivers became lakes, and homes were so much debris floating on the oceanic waves of the French Broad and Catawba Rivers.  And finally the film highlights what lessons the Flood of 1916 has for us today.
$15.00
MOONSHINING IN THE MOUNTAINS FILM PROJECT- Premiums for Supporters
MOONSHINING IN THE MOUNTAINS FILM PROJECT- Premiums for Supporters
SUPPORT THE MAKING OF OUR NEW FILM ON MOONSHINE HISTORY AND ENJOY WONDERFUL PREMIUMS including Concert Tickets, Framed Watercolor Paintings, Framed Nature Photographs, Paddle Tours, , and gear including T-shirts, backpacks, and more.
$35.00$1,000.00
The Land Still Speaks To Us – DVD
The Land Still Speaks To Us – DVD
The Land Still Speaks To Us is the first in a series of documentaries on mountain heritage spoken by the voices of elders in Western North Carolina.  The film depicts the agricultural life that was lived not very long ago, how people prepared their food, connected to family, community, land and faith and what it means to them today to continue their traditions.  Will we carry on the torch or let this vibrant cultural legacy disappear in the fog of modern conveniences? For bulk purchases of the DVD (more than 5) click here. To show this film at your festival or organizational gathering, click here.
$15.00
Call of the Ancient Mariner – Tee Shirt
Call of the Ancient Mariner – Tee Shirt
Pictures and additional information coming soon.
$20.00