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Title Frances Goodrich Collection
Date 1952
Description Photograph shows a fireplace with several objects on the mantle in the Parkway Craft Center at the Moses H. Cone Memorial Park in section 2G of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Taken by Sam P. Weems in 1952.
Commentary In 1892 Frances Goodrich, a New England-educated Presbyterian missionary, moved to North Carolina to improve the quality of life for mountain families through the promotion of traditional crafts. In 1928 she helped to create the Southern Highland Craft Guild, now the 2nd oldest craft organization in the United States. It operates the Blue Ridge Park Folk Art Center and currently represent over 900 craftspeople.
Location Location Name: Moses H. Cone Memorial Park
Parkway Milepost: 294.0
Latitude: 36.15457
Longitude: -81.68761
Creator Individual Sam P. Weems
Creator Organization National Park Service—Blue Ridge Parkway
Tags Arts and crafts
Flat Top Manor (Blowing Rock, N.C.)
Folk Art Center (Southern Highland Handicraft Guild)
Goodrich, Frances
Moses H. Cone Memorial Park (N.C.)
Parkway Craft Center (Flat Top Manor)
Southern Highland Craft Guild
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway