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Title Dedication of Craft Center. Mrs. Mondale, guest speaker
Date June 7, 1977
Description Multiple photographs show people, including the guest speaker Joan Mondale, at the dedication for the Southern Highland Craft Guild's Folk Art Center near Oteen, North Carolina, and mile post 382 in section 2Q of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Taken by Doug Allen on June 7, 1977.
Commentary This picture shows the 1977 dedication of the Southern Highland Craft Guild's Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway. At this point in time the Folk Art Center had not been built yet and the event was in dedication to its future home. The Folk Art Center was opened on April 1, 1980 and sits right at milepost 382 near the junction of the Blue Ridge Parkway and US Highway 70. The pictures show several examples of handicrafts and folk art as well as the guest speaker Joan Mondale, Second Lady of the United States, being led by a Park Ranger and greeting guests.
Location Location Name: Folk Art Center
Parkway Milepost: 382.0
Latitude: 35.592775
Longitude: -82.481794
Creator Individual Doug Allen
Tags Arts and crafts
Buncombe County (N.C.)
Folk Art Center (Southern Highland Handicraft Guild)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway