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The State Center for Blue Ridge Folklore
For over 30 years Ferrum College's Blue Ridge Institute & Museum has documented the folkways of the people living in and around the Blue Ridge Mountains. Through gallery exhibitions, the Blue Ridge Folklife Festival, the Blue Ridge Farm Museum, the Blue Ridge Heritage Archives, and innovative outreach programming, the BRI promotes a special understanding of regional folklife for all ages and audiences. At the same time the Institute's focus adds a unique element to Ferrum College's modern academic programs.
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FERRUM COLLEGE is a four-year liberal arts, residential college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. For more information visit our web site.

 

 

White Liquor, Blue Ridge Style

In honor of Ferrum College's 100th birthday, Mission in the Blue Ridge: The Early Years of Ferrum College runs in the Jessie Ball duPont Fund Gallery through 2014.

Explore the folk music of the region in the Crooked Road Royalty and Crooked Road Music Styles exhibitions in the King Gallery.

 

Moonshine - Blue Ridge Style
The Spirited History of Moonshiners, Revenuers, and the Legendary Bootleg Liquor of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.