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 Historic Blowing Rock, North Carolina.
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Accomplishments and Activities
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.
Green Park Historic District was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The 1888 Museum is 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.
Historic Marker Program recognizes properties with historical significance, partnered with Blowing Rock Art and History Museum.
The Blowing Rock Historical Society’s ongoing efforts include recording data of historic significance to Blowing Rock, North Carolina 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.