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Summer Storytelling Series Begins June 13 at Blowing Rock Art and History Museum

The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum is hosting a monthly Summer Storytelling series beginning in June, one Saturday per month from 10-11 a.m. Three professional storytellers from North Carolina will take us on a voyage from traditional tales of English origin to authentic folktales from the Appalachian Mountains. A donation of $5 per family is suggested for admission.

“Sharing our stories and passing down folktales has been a tradition of the mountains for generations,” says Education & Programs Coordinator Leila Weinstein. “We want to perpetuate those traditions as we bring generations together through the magic of stories.”2015storytellingposter

ReVonda Crow, a North Carolina native, will bring to life Traditional Tales, from fairy tales to Cherokee lore, on Saturday, June 13. She will present tales with a twist and ones that promise to captivate and make a connection with the audience.

Then, Sherry Lovett, a professional storyteller of fifteen years, will follow on Saturday, July 18th with A Hero’s Journey: Stories for the Young and the Old, the Meek, and the Bold. “There’s sure to be laughter and surprise and lots of fun along the way,” explained Weinstein. “And, who knows, maybe in the end you’ll see the hero in you.”

Last, but not least, Charlotte T. Ross, also known as the Legend Lady, will finish out the series on Saturday, August 15th with authentic folktales from the Appalachian Mountains, including one about Appalachia’s most famous ghost dog! According to Weinstein, Ross pulls the audience into each telling. “Her legends shimmer with emotional intensity and historical context; her voice is an artist’s brush painting vivid word pictures.”

Located at 159 Chestnut Street on the corner of Chestnut and Main in Blowing Rock, NC, the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. The museum is closed on Monday. General admission to the museum is $7 for adults and $6 for students, seniors and active military. Children under 4 years of age are free. Donations are accepted for admission to the Museum on Thursday’s. For more information, please call 828-295-9099 or visit www.blowingrockmuseum.org.