The Liston B. Ramsey Center for Regional Studies

147 Bailey Street Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754
828 689-1115

Business Details

The Ramsey Center, named after four-time speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives, Liston B. Ramsey, is located on the main floor of Renfro Library on the Mars Hill University campus. It houses archival resources for teaching and scholarship in its Southern Appalachian Archives and Appalachian Reading Room. Our extensive holdings—photographs, manuscripts, sound recordings, and artifacts—document aspects of mountain life and culture of interest to scholars here and abroad, holdings that have been called some of the finest in the southeastern region of the United States. These materials have been and continue to be collected by mountain people dedicated to the preservation of local culture.

The Ramsey Center is central to the university’s regional studies emphasis, and it offers a venue in which the surrounding community and faculty and students come together for a variety of regional programs. At the Ramsey Center, Southern Appalachia’s rich history and culture come alive through events, festivals, and exhibitions, as well as the ongoing work of dedicated scholars, teachers, students, and community members.

Ramsey Center Mission Statement: The Liston B. Ramsey Center for Regional Studies at Mars Hill University connects the campus with the wider community to explore the history, culture, and environment of the Southern Appalachian region. The Ramsey Center preserves and provides access to resources for this study through its Southern Appalachian Archives. The Center shares Mars Hill University’s commitment to local and global engagement, to service, and to experiential learning.

Hosted events

  •  147 Bailey Street Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754
    24 January 2019 until 24 January 2019
    Type: Lectures
    Appalachian Evenings presents "After Coal" screening and book talk with director and author Tom Hansell.
  •  147 Bailey Street Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754
    28 January 2019 until 28 January 2019
    Type: Lectures
    A Dark Road is a Hard Road to Travel: The Lives and Careers of G.B. Grayson and Henry Whitter with author Josh Beckworth.
  •  147 Bailey Street Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754
    11 February 2019 until 11 February 2019
    Type: Lectures
    Growing and Eating Heirloom Tomatoes We all love tomatoes! Explore the growing and culture of heirloom tomatoes and the incredible diversity of varieties available to the home gardener – with a special emphasis on tomatoes...
  •  147 Bailey Street Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754
    21 February 2019 until 21 February 2019
    Type: Lectures
    The Snowbird Day School evolved from Quaker-led initiatives in the late 19th century to educate young Cherokee Indians living in Tuti yi, a Native community in Western North Carolina.
147 Bailey Street Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754

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Local: (828) 680-9031

Toll Free: (877) 262-3476

Mailing Address: PO Box 1527
    Mars Hill, NC 28754