Breakfast 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. is served in the Assembly Inn Dining Room
Our early morning course, Land, Land, My Land: The Scots-Irish Migration to America with Anne Lough will present the background of Celtic origins, culture, tradition and migrations. Our mid-morning refreshment will be in the lobby. Afterward, we'll return to the classroom for our presentation on the Scots-Irish Influence on America with Righton McCallum. Because of their Presbyterian religion and heritage, the Scots-Irish were literate in a land of otherwise undereducated settlers. No matter how destitute a family on arrival, if they were industrious, they prospered in some endeavor. We'll explore their contributions!
12:30 - 1:30 p.m., lunch is served in the Assembly Inn Dining Room
Our afternoon course focuses on the contributions of the Scots-Irish in the southern Appalachians. Let's learn all about ballads with Anne Lough After class, we'll venture to Old Fort, NC (20 minutes) to visit the Mountain Gateway Museum. The Mountain Gateway Museum and Heritage Center offers a variety of educational and historical exhibits for public viewing. Some permanent exhibits include - Remedies From the Past: Folk Medicine in Western NC, Spinning and Weaving, Moonshining, A Time to Plant and a Time to Pluck, and there are two 19th Century cabins on the museum's grounds. Temporary exhibits are rotated in the museum in various times of the year. The Mountain Gateway Museum and Heritage Center promotes the understanding of regional history and culture and their relationship to the world at large, for the benefit of visitors and residents. Through museum services to historical organizations, collections management, interpretive exhibits, and public events, Mountain Gateway Museum and Heritage Center encourages the preservation and understanding of local, state, and regional history for future generations.
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be served in the Assembly Inn Dining Room
Evening program, from 7:00 to 8:00 is "Fun in the Mountains." games/cards and tv available in the lobby for fellowship. Perhaps a movie on a big screen, if the group is interested