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.
147 Bailey Street Mars Hill, North Carolina 2875424 January 2019 until 24 January 2019Type: LecturesAppalachian Evenings presents "After Coal" screening and book talk with director and author Tom Hansell.
147 Bailey Street Mars Hill, North Carolina 2875428 January 2019 until 28 January 2019Type: LecturesA 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 2875411 February 2019 until 11 February 2019Type: LecturesGrowing 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 2875421 February 2019 until 21 February 2019Type: LecturesThe 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.