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Colleges open house offers look at Appalachian art, culture
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Georgia Appalachian Studies Center open house
When: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday
Where: Vickery House (North Georgia College & State University), Vickery Drive and Main Street, Dahlonega
How much: Free
More info: 706-864-1540

The Georgia Appalachian Studies Center at North Georgia College & State University will host a two-day open house next week.

The event will allow the public to learn about the historic Vickery House and enjoy Appalachian art and music from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday at the Vickery House. There is no charge for the event.

Guests will be able to tour the heirloom garden, view the latest art exhibit and listen to recordings of Appalachian music. Refreshments will be provided.

The historic Vickery House is on the university’s campus at the corner of Vickery Drive and West Main Street, four blocks from the Dahlonega square.

Guests also may become a certified volunteer for the center by taking a 30-minute training session, planned for 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. each day. To sign up, reserve a space by calling 706-864-1540 or e-mailing gasc@northgeorgia.edu. Please provide your name, phone number, preferred date (Monday or Tuesday) and session slot. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities available, from working on a computer to working in the house.

The Georgia Appalachian Studies Center is a part of the university’s School of Education. To learn more about the center, please visit www.northgeorgia.edu/gasc.

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