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Appalachian Heritage Project

Events and Exhibits

The Appalachian Heritage Project complements the wide range of humanities-based education and activities at Pellissippi State through quarterly programming and scheduled exhibits that explore the Appalachian region and its rich history, diverse population and geography, and vibrant culture.

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Appalachian Showcase Winter Exhibition
This yearly exhibit features items such as art, textiles, fossils, furniture, clothing, photographs, artifacts, and music. 



Image of mountains Celebrate Appalachia Spring Program

This event explores regional culture and features keynote speakers who present and discuss  Appalachia's rich history including music, religion, social customs, medicine, archaeology, law, and food presentation. 


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Appalachian Arts Summer Program

This event includes hands-on activities relating to Appalachia such as quilting, basket-weaving, nature photography, and cooking. 



image of book open and pages folded to make a heart-shapeAppalachia Speaks Fall Symposium

This event focuses on regional literature and languages and includes presentations as well as workshops that explore topics such as writing, storytelling, folklore, poetry, and Appalachian oral traditions.