UPCOMING EVENTS

The following events are open to the public, although membership in the WCHS or special appointment to the Digital Watauga Project Committee is required for voting eligibility on action items at WCHS and Digital Watauga Project Committee meetings.

 
 
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Monday, July 24, 2017, 9:00am
Digital Watauga Project Committee

Watauga County Public Library, Community Room

 

WCHS Home Movie Day,
with Skip Elsheimer, AV Geeks

Watauga County Public Library, August 3, 2017, 4:30-7:00pm
Free Admission

Have any old home movies just lying around in the attic, basement, or garage? Think they might contain footage showing life in Boone, Blowing Rock, or Watauga County? Bring them on down to the WCHS Home Movie Day, and we'll run them through the projector to see what you've got. In addition, WCHS will show footage from its own collections, including the 1950 Appalachian Theatre fire and the 1949 Watauga County Centennial Parade. 

WCHS Annual Meeting
Watauga County Public Library,
September 6, 2017, 5:00-7:00pm

Join us for our annual meeting, which is a lot more exciting than you might think. This year we will we update our members on the Digital Watauga Project, preview our community programming for the year, elect a new secretary, and--the big draw--offer a SNEAK PEEK of a massive new collection of images. If you thought the Palmer Blair Collection was a game changer, you don't want to miss this one.
Meeting begins promptly at 5:30pm. Light refreshments provided. New members and the innately curious are welcome!
 

 
A steer drags his owner down West King Street during the 1950 Echoes of the Blue Ridge Parade. Screenshot from Reel 12 of the Clarence A. Price Home Movies Collection (Cla-Pri-1-6)

A steer drags his owner down West King Street during the 1950 Echoes of the Blue Ridge Parade. Screenshot from Reel 12 of the Clarence A. Price Home Movies Collection (Cla-Pri-1-6)

 
View of town folk on West King Street, Boone, NC, looking east, probably December 1964. The Appalachian Theatre marquee is visible near center, while the Northwestern Bank (today's Town Hall) is at right. The former Boone Methodist Church can be seen in the far distance at left center. This image is from the forthcoming Paul Armfield Coffey Collection, currently being processed by Digital Watauga.

View of town folk on West King Street, Boone, NC, looking east, probably December 1964. The Appalachian Theatre marquee is visible near center, while the Northwestern Bank (today's Town Hall) is at right. The former Boone Methodist Church can be seen in the far distance at left center. This image is from the forthcoming Paul Armfield Coffey Collection, currently being processed by Digital Watauga.