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Individual member …$35 (a single person will be invited to events, and gets full benefit of membership dues)

Family member.……$50 (all members of the family are eligible to be invited to events, and get full benefit of membership dues)

Patron member……$100 (all benefits plus a special monetary gift for those who want to do more to support the Historical Society)-  Patron status noted on listings

Founder membership …  $500 (all benefits plus a special monetary gift for those who want to do more to support the Historical Society)  Founder status noted on listings

Sustainer membership….$1000  (all benefits plus a special monetary gift for those who want to do more to support the Historical Society) status noted on listing

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Welcome to Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock Historical Society

Honoring the Past, Present, and Future

Founded in 1985 to preserve and protect the historical character and charm of the village, the Blowing Rock Historical Society is an active organization of over 300 members and plays a vital role in maintaining the unique sense of place that draws thousands of visitors to Blowing Rock.

Several examples of our accomplishments and activities are:

  • Edgewood Cottage c. 1890, home of artist Elliott Daingerfield. This structure was saved and adapted for reuse, namely the Artist in Residence program and other events and activities.
  • 1888 Museum. The last remaining cottage of the Watauga Hotel was refurbished and houses a collection of items from the town’s history for visitors to enjoy.
  • Green Park Historic District placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Historic Marker program. Recognizes properties with historical significance, partnered with Blowing Rock Art and History Museum.
  • Published Postcards of Historic Blowing Rock, Volumes I and II. Collections of postcards from old Blowing Rock days depicting vacations at various hotels and attractions.
  • Hometown Harvest Supper. Annual potluck style dinner with dessert competition, co-hosted with Blowing Rock Fire Department for all residents of Blowing Rock.

The Historical Society’s ongoing efforts include recording data of historic significance to Blowing Rock, serving as a resource for deposition of furnishings and artifacts, and rallying to preserve historical buildings and sites, to name a few.  New members are always welcome to join us.  Besides our work endeavors, we have many fun events too. These include the annual Tea and Tour and dinner get-togethers where an author, musician, or others share their time and talents with us.


  • Marker Program


    A joint project of the Blowing Rock Historical Society and the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum. Read More
  • Post Cards of Historic Blowing Rock

    Two books, Volumes I and II are composed of historical post cards from the late 1800's to the mid- 1900's representing the collections of a number of town's people. Read More

  • Artist in Residence


    Elliot Dangerfield’s legacy continues at Edgewood Cottage with the continuing of the annual Artist in Residence at Edgewood Cottage. Read More

  • Historical Record of Blowing Rock Main St.

    A new project of the Blowing Rock Historical Society is a pictorial record of Main Street. Read More

Honoring the Past, Present, and Future