Friday, May 17, 2024

Mountain Gateway Museum to Host 'Birds & Blooms Bonanza'

May 17, 2024

Flowers are blooming, and birds are building nests, which means it’s time for the Mountain Gateway Museum’s “Birds & Blooms Bonanza.”

This family-friendly crafts class will be held Saturday, June 15, beginning at 10 a.m. on the front porch of the museum at 24 Water St., Old Fort.

On this Father’s Day weekend, children and adults of all ages can build and decorate a wooden birdhouse and create a bouquet of button-and-felt flowers to take home in a glass vase of their choice.

The cost is $15 per participant, which includes all craft materials and instruction. Advance registration and pre-payment are required. To register, contact the museum at 828-668-9259 or Payment may be made via phone or in person by credit card, debit card, check or cash.

Space is limited to the first 12 people to register and pay. Each participant may reserve space for two people maximum. The registration deadline is 5 p.m., Wednesday, June 12.

Because this is an outdoor event, participants should dress according to the weather. They also are encouraged to wear clothing that is washable or that they don’t mind getting dirty.

For more information about the “Birds & Blooms Bonanza,” please contact RoAnn Bishop at or Brittany Joachim at or call 828-668-9259.

About the Mountain Gateway Museum & Heritage Center
The Mountain Gateway Museum & Heritage Center is a regional branch of the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh and is the westernmost facility in the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources’ Division of State History Museums. Located at 24 Water Street in Old Fort, N.C., just a quarter-mile off I-40 at Exit 73, the museum is open year-round. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Monday and state holidays. Admission is free.

About the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) manages, promotes, and enhances the things that people love about North Carolina – its diverse arts and culture, rich history, and spectacular natural areas. Through its programs, the department enhances education, stimulates economic development, improves public health, expands accessibility, and strengthens community resiliency.
The department manages over 100 locations across the state, including 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, five science museums, four aquariums, 35 state parks, four recreation areas, dozens of state trails and natural areas, the North Carolina Zoo, the State Library, the State Archives, the N.C. Arts Council, the African American Heritage Commission, the American Indian Heritage Commission, the State Historic Preservation Office, the Office of State Archaeology, the Highway Historical Markers program, the N.C. Land and Water Fund, and the Natural Heritage Program. For more information, please visit

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