Events

Whippoorwhill Academy and the Tom Dooley Museum

The Tom Dooley Museum is part of the Whippoorwhill Academy and Village, a complex of restored buildings. The museum, housed in an old hewn-log cabin, features artifacts, photographs, paintings, and written information on the story of Tom Dula, who was hanged in 1868 for the murder of a young women named Laura Foster. There's a historic marker at the intersection of Highways 268 and 1134 in Wilkes County that calls attention to the murder and Dula's subsequent capture and punishment.

The enduring legend of Tom Dooley has generated several books, a video program, museum exhibits and the hit recordings "Hang Down Your Head Tom Dooley." 


Event Details

Location Whippoorwill Academy and the Tom Dooley Museum
Ferguson, NC
Cost Donation Suggested
Music Styles Bluegrass
Old-Time
Event Type Exhibit
  • ✔ Can Accommodate Groups
  • ✔ Dancers Welcome
  • ✔ Family Friendly
  • ✔ Handicapped Accessible

Contact Info

Phone 336-973-3237
Email info@wilkesnc.org
http://www.explorewilkes.com/whippoorwill.php

Upcoming Dates:

  • Sat, Dec 15, 2018 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Sat, Jan 19, 2019 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Sat, Feb 16, 2019 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Sat, Mar 16, 2019 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Sat, Apr 20, 2019 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Sat, May 18, 2019 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Sat, Jun 15, 2019 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Sat, Jul 20, 2019 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Sat, Aug 17, 2019 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Sat, Sep 21, 2019 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Sat, Oct 19, 2019 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Sat, Nov 16, 2019 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm