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Folk Heritage Association of Macon County, North Carolina
Linking Our Past to Our Future

The Folk Heritage Association of Macon County (FHAMC) is dedicated to preserving and sharing the culture and folkways of our Southern Appalachian Mountains. In this world of instant gratification and communication, unique and important lessons can be learned from the lives of those whose survival depended on ingenuity, hard work, and mutual help and support from their neighbors.

The founding members understood that with the increasing development and changing life-styles in our county, this priceless heritage was in danger of being lost, simply by our indifference and neglect.

According to Webster’s dictionary, heritage is “the culture which is handed down to one by ancestors”; history is defined as “recorded narrative of past events”. The Folk Heritage Association of Macon County was created to preserve heritage through educational projects that link our past to the future and make Macon County heritage come alive through demonstrations and hands-on activities. The annual Franklin Folk Festival, a major project of the Folk Heritage Association of Macon County, was started as a vehicle to accomplish the task of providing living history experiences.

As one of the founders of the FHAMC, Shirley Ridge, said, “Heritage is the living part of us; more than just reading or learning, it is a part of who we are.

The FHAMC was organized to preserve this “living heritage” of Macon County.We encourage you to step forward and become part of our efforts, for it is about each of us, both native and newly arrived; those who lived it, and those who wish to understand it.

 

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Folk Heritage Association of Macon County.

 

Contact Us

Folk Heritage Association of Macon County
PO Box 1416
Franklin, NC 28744

 
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