Horace Kephart...Name: Horace Kephart...Date: October 10, 2016 - January 11, 2017Event Description:
In 1904, a 42-year-old librarian named Horace Kephart came to western North Carolina looking for a fresh start in the southern Appalachian wilderness. Over the next twenty-seven years, his numerous articles and books captured a disappearing culture, provided practical advice for generations of outdoor enthusiasts, and spearheaded the movement to establish the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Mountain Heritage Center’s Kephart Collection is composed of 127 objects, including Kephart’s tent, sleeping bag, backpack and the writing desk. The exhibit will display many of these objects in a campsite setting.
“Horace Kephart: Revealing an Enigma... Horace Kephart in the Great Smoky Mountains” will be on view in the Mountain Heritage Center’s Hunter Library exhibit gallery (HL 161) through March 31,2017. For more information, contact the Mountain Heritage Center at 828-227-7129.