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A GREAT AMERICAN TAPESTRY: The Many Strands of Mountain Music
A GREAT AMERICAN TAPESTRY: The Many Strands of Mountain Music
Tickets to Tonite's Tapestry Screening are now only available at the door starting at 6:15 pm.  Directions to Unity Church HERE.   A Great American Tapestry: The Many Strands of Mountain Music Friday, February 23, 2018, 7:00PM - Unity Church, Mills River  (weather date: March 6th) The screening of our latest film on the rich cultural history of mountain music including the ballad singers from Scotland and Ulster, the African-American string band players, and Cherokee musicians and dancers.  A discussion with the filmmaker follows the film screening. Register now before this program is sold out! Tickets: $10 Tickets are non-refundable. This is a ticket-less event.  Your name will be at the reservations table at the door at the time of the event.  All tickets are general admission. For more information, contact us at (828) 692-8062.  Directions to the venues below:   Unity Church, Mills River 2041 Old Fanning Bridge Road Mills River, NC
$10.00
Whitewater Bluegrass Concert Supporting River Heroes Project
Whitewater Bluegrass Concert Supporting River Heroes Project
Whitewater Bluegrass Concert Supporting River Heroes Project Friday, May 18  - 7PM - Thomas Auditorium, Blue Ridge Community College For over 30 years The Whitewater Bluegrass Co. has captivated audiences throughout the Southeast with their blend of Bluegrass music, country ballads, mountain swing and down-home humor. What better band then to help the Center for Cultural Preservation raise funds for its River Heroes Film Project.  Join the fun and help us make our new film!  Refreshments available. Register now before this program is sold out! Tickets: $15 per person Tickets are non-refundable.  This is a ticket-less event.  Your name will be at the reservations table at the door at the time of the event. For more information, contact us at (828) 692-8062.  Directions to the venue can be found here.
$15.00
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
Center End of Year Campaign
Center End of Year Campaign
WITH YOUR HELP WE'VE ACCOMPLISHED SO MUCH.  But There's Still More To Do . . .
  • Five Great Films in Four Years
  • Over 100 Oral Histories Taken
  • Scores of Concerts and Public Programs Produced
  • History and Culture Preserved Forever
HELP US KEEP IT GOING!  This work is all made possible by YOUR SUPPORT.  If you want us to continue to preserve, document and foster cultural continuance we need your help now.  We're embarking on several new projects including a new film that chronicles the river heroes of WNC, past and present.  Help us raise the $50,000 we need to make it happen.  Support Our End of Year Campaign TODAY!
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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 & DVD Bundle
Call of the Ancient Mariner – Tee Shirt & DVD Bundle
Save $5.00 when you purchase the Call of the Ancient Mariner Tee Shirt and DVD together. Additional pictures coming soon.
$40.00
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...
$19.95
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. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this DVD will support David Holt's new PBS program, David Holt's State of Music.

For bulk purchases of the DVD (more than 5) click here.

To show this film at your festival or organizational gathering, click here.

$18.00
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