Rivercane Renaissance

Date(s) - April 1, 2022 - June 30, 2022
12:00 am

Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center

223 West State Street
Black Mountain


A traveling exhibit designed by the Mountain Heritage Center of Western Carolina University, River Cane Renaissance highlights the historic uses of river cane by residents of the southern Appalachians. A wide range of river cane artifacts and reproductions are featured, ranging from woven baskets and mats to tools, weapons, and musical instruments. The exhibit also explores the biology behind this type of bamboo—a unique grass—that is native to and grows throughout the Southeastern U. S. Finally, the exhibit showcases efforts that are being made to improve river cane habitat and bring back this native species.

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