Experience 19th century life in Banner Elk and the High Country in the home of Samuel Henry Banner, one of Banner Elk's original settlers. Built circa 1870, the home of Samuel, his wife, Jane Hyder Banner, and their seven children has been furnished with period heirlooms donated and loaned by area residents to tell the story of Banner Elk life in the 1870’s and 1880’s. Additionally, an Exhibition Room highlights local history from the nineteenth and twentieth century.
The Museum welcomes visitors during our "Open Season," which extends mid-June through late September. Wednesday through Saturday – 11 am to 3 pm, knowledgeable docents guide guests through the home to illustrate the history, culture, and development of the local community and surrounding areas. The 2017 Open Season is June 17 to October 7.
The Banner House Museum is the centerpiece for the Greater Banner Elk Heritage Foundation's special events, cultural education, and outreach.
Our Next Event
Tuesday Evening Lecture: Ray Russell of RaysWeather.com
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
7pm at the Banner Elk Book Exchange
Ray Russell of RaysWeather.com fame will be speaking about his runningof the entire length of the Blue Ridge Parkway last May as documented on RelayWithRay.com. Dr. Russell is an entertaining storyteller and will give us details on the run, the challenge and joy, as well as the fundraising efforts for this beautiful and important “highway” in the mountain area we love. We may even get him to discuss his interesting weather forecasting career which began as a hobby.
This event is presented in partnership with the Banner Elk Book Exchange. Visit their website BannerElkBookExchange.com for directions and more information on the BX!
You Are Here Lecture: Lisa Smith: Wildcrafting-Native Plants and Their Uses
Wednesday, June 28
4:30 at the Banner Elk Book Exchange
Lisa is the owner and chief soapmaker at Forage Soaps, headquartered in Newland, NC. Informing her talk are her Masters Degree in Biology and Organic Chemistry and extensive coursework in Ethno-Botany. She has been wildcrafting and making soap for over 20 years and is a certified herbalist and aromatherapist. Lisa will be bringing some of her lovely products to sell at the event or you can find her at www.ForageSoaps.com This event is presented in partnership with the Banner Elk Book Exchange. Visit their website BannerElkBookExchange.com for directions and more information on the BX!
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