Thursday, 23 April 2015
Mountain Heritage Center exhibits that have been on display on the ground floor of Western Carolina University’s H.F. Robinson Administration Building will be unavailable for public viewing for the remainder of spring and summer as the museum’s staff moves the exhibits to new display space in WCU’s Hunter Library.
Meanwhile, Mountain Heritage Center offices in the Robinson Building will remain open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through Monday, May 25. Relocating the offices to Hunter Library will necessitate that they be closed over a four-day period – Tuesday, May 26, through Friday, May 29 – but the offices will reopen in Hunter Library beginning Monday, June 1, said Pam Meister, curator and interim director of the museum.
The temporary relocation of Mountain Heritage Center exhibits and offices to the library across campus is one of the first steps in a chain of events that will lead to the construction of a new welcome center on or near the site of WCU’s Cordelia Camp Building and the relocation of the university’s Office of Admission, currently located in the Camp Building, into space now occupied by the museum in Robinson Building. The Mountain Heritage Center eventually will become the centerpiece of the new welcome center.