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OPEN 10:00 - 4:00
Monday - Friday
CLOSED - Saturdays, Sundays and all major holidays

Closed during some inclement weather events. Please call first to check opening/closing.

Admission

GENERAL ADMISSION - $6.00
Children 5 and under admitted free

Museum Address/Phone

Wilkes Heritage Museum
100 East Main Street
P.O. Box 935
Wilkesboro, NC 28697

Phone Numbers
336 667-3171

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Jennifer Furr - Director
Diana Perry - Volunteer Coordinator

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About Us

Wilkes Heritage Museum, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization formed in 1968. The Wilkes Heritage Museum, Inc. is responsible for operating and maintaining the Old Wilkes Jail (c. 1859), Robert Cleveland Log Home (c. 1779), and the Wilkes Heritage Museum (former Wilkes County Courthouse, c. 1902).

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     

Eleventh Annual Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony
June 9, 2018 at the Stone Center for Performing Arts.

The Wilkes Heritage Museum is pleased to host the Eleventh Annual Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony on Saturday, June 9th.  The Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame exists to showcase and preserve the rich musical heritage of the greater Blue Ridge Mountains area from northern Georgia to northern Virginia.  The Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame educates, defines and interprets the history of music in the region with exhibits, an annual celebration of inductees, recordings of performances, and an interactive database.

The 2018 inductees include:  Jimmie Rodgers, Nationally Known Artist; J. E. Mainer, Pioneer Artist; George Shuffler, Sideman and Regional Musician; The Easter Brothers, Gospel; Hazel Dickens, Master Musician and Tradition Bearer; Galax Old Fiddlers Convention, Promoter, Organizer or Special Contributor; and Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, Recording Industry.  The 2018 Dr. T. R. Bryan Wilkes County Heritage Music Award recipient is Bill Williams.  The Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony will take place at the Stone Center for Performing Arts in North Wilkesboro on Saturday, June 9, 2018.

 

The talented Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame house band, Virginialina, made up of David Johnson, Eric Ellis, Scott Gentry, and Scott Freeman, is scheduled to perform throughout the evening along with The Easter Brothers, Slaty Fork Bluegrass, The Elkville String Band with Wayne Henderson and more

Tickets for the ceremony are on sale at the Wilkes Heritage Museum gift shop or website.  Tickets are $35 per person and include the dinner and ceremony.  The doors open at 6:00pm, dinner is at 6:30pm and the ceremony begins at 7:15pm.  Seating is limited so purchase your tickets early!