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Banner Elk Heritage

Greater Banner Elk Heritage Foundation 


            Families will be the focus of Heritage Day, to be held at the Banner House Museum on Saturday, September 19, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.


            The Greater Banner Elk Heritage Foundation, in partnership with the Banner Elk Chamber of Commerce and the Avery County Arts Council, has issued a call for families to bring pictures and memorabilia to the event. Display tables will be provided.


            Families are also invited to participate in the quilt exhibit. Quilts must be registered by Wednesday, September 15. To register, contact the Museum at (828) 898-3634 or


            More exciting details on Heritage Day will be forthcoming, but now is the time to make plans to be a part of the celebration. In addition to family memorabilia and quilt displays, there will be guided house tours, visits with authors who have written about the Banner Elk/Avery County area, musical entertainment and food.


            “Heritage Day will to be a community-wide event, supported by the Foundation, the Banner Elk Chamber, and the Avery County Arts Council,” says Carol Lowe Timblin, chair of the Heritage Day committee. “The event will provide unlimited opportunities for people to connect with each other through their common heritage.  We hope hundreds of people will spend a few hours that day at the Museum and enjoy family pictures and quilts, books about the area, entertainment and barbecue.”


            Banner House Museum is located at 7990 Hickory Nut Gap Road in Banner Elk. For more details, call (828) 898-3634 or visit