Exhibit- The Luthier's Craft: Instrument Making Traditions of the Blue Ridge

  • Smith-McDowell House Museum

  • Address: 283 Victoria Road, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Times: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Admission: $9 General Admission$5 Students and Children
  • Phone: 828-253-9231
  • Email: jesse@wnchistory.org

The Luthier's Craft: Instrument Making Traditions of the Blue Ridge  

This exhibit offers a hands-on, interactive exploration of the rich history of the traditional craft of stringed instrument making as it still exists in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Featured craftspeople are guitar maker Wayne Henderson and his daughter Jayne and fiddle maker Chris Testerman. The exhibit features videos and sound recordings of instrument building and those instruments being played by skilled musicians. 

Smith-McDowell House Museum and Exhibit Admission: $9:00, $5.00 students, WNCHA members free. The Smith-McDowell House is located at 283 Victoria Road, Asheville on the campus of A-B Tech and is open Wednesday - Saturday from 10 am until 4 pm. 

For more information about the exhibit or Smith-McDowell House Museum, email jesse@wnchistory or call the Smith-McDowell House Museum at 828-253-9231 during open days and hours.

The Luthier’s Craft was produced by the Mount Airy Museum of  Regional History with financial support provided by the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area, Interlam, Hibco Plastics, and Dr. Mac and Becky Sumner