Make a Donation
$10.00$5,000.00
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
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
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
Where Neon Goes To Die – DVD
Where Neon Goes To Die – DVD
For over sixty years, Miami Beach flourished with half a dozen Yiddish theatres, scores of choruses and folksinger groups, literary activity, and more. Then one day it vanished in a fog of disco lights. This is the story of America's not-too-distant past, when her ethnic communities were the pride of the world. And why it is important to remember...
$15.00
Musical Conversation with David Holt – DVD
Musical Conversation with David Holt – DVD
David Holt is a mountain musician, a storyteller and a cultural preservation who for decades has worked tirelessly to keep mountain culture alive and thriving. This DVD captures his powerful performance and discussion on why he works to keep the fires burning. . 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
The Golden Side of the Tracks – DVD
The Golden Side of the Tracks – DVD
Overtown, Miami, Florida is a tale of two cities: a blossoming cultural center of black Miami that was celebrated as the "Harlem of the South" because of its cultural venues and business activity; and a city that was severely oppressed by city leaders and other forces. GOLDEN SIDE OF THE TRACKS tells the story of Overtown's rise as an important American community, its struggles to regain its footing after the interstate destroyed a major part of its community in the 1960's and its battle today against gentrification.
$15.00
Call of the Ancient Mariner – DVD
Call of the Ancient Mariner – DVD
CALL OF THE ANCIENT MARINER is a new documentary film by David Weintraub taking the viewer on a fascinating exploration of sea turtles and human culture. Thousands of cultures have been captivated by this iconic creature making the turtle their totem, their deity, their inspiration for wisdom, fertility and longevity. As a result, man's first writing was done on the back of a turtle shell, the first known coin has a sea turtle on it. The Maya based their sophisticated astronomical based on the scutes of a turtle. Mariner documents these spellbinding historical connections and what they mean for us today and how they inform our current conservation efforts.
$15.00