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Mountain Gateway Museum in Old Fort

Fourth Friday Programs this Summer and Fall at the Museum!

OLD FORT, NC — The Mountain Gateway Museum & Heritage Center will host special Fourth
Friday programs continue through the summer! We hope you will join us in the amphitheater
behind the Stepp Cabin for these upcoming events. All programs start at 5:30.

 July 22: Poets Joyce Compton Brown and Les Brown will take you on a journey through the
Appalachian Mountains with help from their books of poems, “Standing on the Outcrop”
and “A Place Where Trees had Names”. They will be available to sign books after the

 August 26: Explore the wonders of our region, through the eyes of a dog! Authors Emily
and Tonja Smith will be happy to tell you of these exciting adventures from their children’s
book, “The Adventures of Bailey, Bleecker, and Banjo: Linville Gorge” Part of the “Painted
Series”. They will be available to sign books after the presentation.

For more information about the Fourth Friday programs, please contact Brittany Joachim at
Mountain Gateway Museum at 828-668-9259 or [email protected] We hope you can
join us for these fun programs!


Mountain Gateway Museum & Heritage Center is a regional branch of the North Carolina Museum
of History in Raleigh and is the westernmost facility in the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural
Resources Division of State History Museums. Located at 24 Water Street in Old Fort, NC, just a
quarter-mile off I-40 West at Exit 73, the museum is open year-round. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Monday. You can learn more
by visiting www.mgmnc.org, Mountain Gateway Museum and Heritage Center on Facebook, or
mtngateway on Instagram.