Moses Cone Manor

OPERATING HOURS: March 15- November 30, 9am to 5pm 

DEMONSTRATOR SCHEDULE
May 12-13:
 Ronnie McMahan, wood carving
May 19-21: Tom Turner, wood carving
May 26-29: Sandy Adair, tapestry weaving
May 27-29: Lin Oglesby, crochet + knitting 
May 30– June 1: Jeff Neil, shaker boxes
June 2-4: Peter Werner, broom making
June 5–7: Lorraine Cathey, felting
June 5–7: Charlie Patricolo, doll making
June 7 at 10:30-11:30, Children’s Hour 
June 8–11: Jay Pfeil, print making + etching
June 12–17, Lynn Jenkins, raku pottery
June 14 at 10:30-11:30, Children’s Hour
June 18-21: Lee Entrekin, flute making
June 21 at  10:30-11:30, Children’s Hour 
June 22-25: David Crandall, dove tail boxes
June 26-30: Judy Brater, clay + hand building
June 28 at 10:30-11:30, Children’s Hour

 

pottery_Parkway-Craft-Center, SHCGOn March 15th, Parkway Craft Center, located at Milepost 294 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, opened its doors to begin the 66th season at Moses Cone Manor.

Visitors enjoy a marriage of spectacular views, Georgian Revival architecture and stunning handmade crafts at the Manor House.  Parkway Craft Center is one of five shops of the Southern Highland Craft Guild and features work from over 300 Southern Appalachian craftspeople.  Work on display includes clay, glass, leather, fiber, jewelry, wood, natural materials, paper and metal.   Whether visitors are looking for a special accent piece for the home or a unique gift for a special occasion, they will find the perfect selection.

jewelry_Parkway-Craft-Center, SHCGEveryone knows about the beauty of the Blue Ridge Parkway, but the Boone-Blowing Rock area is especially fortunate to have the Moses Cone Memorial Park.  With 3600 acres of pristine mountain terrain and the Manor House, a wide variety of activities is available at no cost to the public.

glass and fiber_Parkway-Craft-Center, SHCGThe Moses Cone Manor house, completed in 1901, is an impressive piece of period architecture popping out of the mountain landscape.  The walk down the steps provides a breath-taking view of Bass Lake below and the surrounding mountains accented by the always changing sky.  The combination of the architecture, landscape and the beauty of the regional crafts available at Parkway Craft Center offer something for everyone.

prints_Parkway-Craft-Center, SHCGA visit to Moses H. Cone Memorial Park and Parkway Craft Center is a great way to kick off spring in the mountains.  Consider this unique way to spend a day:  beautiful scenery, skillfully made crafts, educational demonstrations and 25 miles of hiking trails. The entrance is located on the Blue Ridge Parkway at milepost 294 between the entrances at US 321 and US 221.
The Southern Highland Craft Guild is a non-profit, educational organization established in 1930 to bring together the crafts and craftspeople of the Southern Highlands for the benefit of shared resources, education, marketing and conservation. The Southern Highland Craft Guild is an authorized concessioner of the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.