163 Hwy 105 Extension
Boone, NC 28607
Phone: (828) 262-0020
Fax: (828) 262-9818
Arts & Museums
Part of Appalachian State University, the Appalachian Cultural Museum, through exhibits, publications, and special events, is opened in order to form an understanding of the people of the Appalachian Mountains and to conjure up new museum ideas.
Located inside the Appalachian State University campus, the Turchin Center For The Visual Arts was opened in 2003, and named after its benefactors Robert and Lillian Turchin. Comprising a well-equipped lecture hall, 2 charming sculptured gardens and 6 galleries, this center boasts a choc-a-bloc calendar of events each season. Though admission is free, donations are heartily encouraged.
Butler is the only incorporated town "drowned" by the Tennessee Valley Authority. The museum is a train depot replica that exhibits artifacts and memorabilia of "Old Butler -- The Town That Wouldn't Drown." Opened on Saturday and Sunday.