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

This new exhibit will be on display at the Smith-McDowell House Museum beginning on April 26nd and will run through October 25th. The 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.

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.

Where to Eat, Sleep, Shop & Play

Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau

Event Details

Location Smith-McDowell House Museum
Asheville, NC
Cost Ticketed/Admission Charged
$9:00/Adult, $5.00/Students, WNCHA members free.
Music Styles
Event Type Exhibit
  • ✔ Can Accommodate Groups
  • ✔ Family Friendly
  • ✔ Handicapped Accessible

Contact Info

Phone (828) 253-9231

Upcoming Dates:

  • Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Sat, Oct 21, 2017 at 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Wed, Oct 25, 2017 at 10:00am - 4:00pm

Where to Eat, Sleep, Shop & Play

Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau