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Parkway Crafts Center at the Moses Cone Mansion near Boone North Carolina

Parkway Craft Center at the
Moses Cone Manor

March, 2008

All photos& illustrations by Pat Johns
©2008 - present
All Rights Reserved

The Moses Cone Manor in the Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, near Boone, is just off the Blue Ridge Parkway near Blowing Rock. The Manor House houses one of the craft stores of the Southern Highland Craft Guild, based in Asheville, North Carolina. The store is open seasonally, March through November, and offers some of the best crafts in western North Carolina.

Parkway Crafts Center at the Moses Cone Mansion near Boone North Carolina

"In 1890 when Frances Goodrich, a Yale graduate, moved to Buncombe County, NC, to do missionary work for the Presbyterian Church, she could hardly have imagined what would eventually become of her "good work". She found a few women who were still weaving traditional coverlets in wool and cotton, and from these associations Goodrich's idea of a cottage industry that would assist mountain families grew. Allanstand Cottage Industries, which she founded in 1897, in Madison County, NC, would ultimately become Allanstand Craft Shop. Goodrich moved the business to downtown Asheville in 1908 and from her College Street headquarters, she would network with other leaders of the Southern Arts and Crafts movement. In 1928, many of them met at Penland School of crafts and the idea of the Southern Highland Craft Guild was formed."
    ~ SouthernHighlandGuild.org (see link below)

Parkway Crafts Center at the Moses Cone Mansion near Boone North Carolina
Parkway Crafts Center at the Moses Cone Mansion near Boone North Carolina

The Southern Highland guild is a highly selective organization that provides its members with 5 high-traffic retail locations and a number of other support services.

The shop at the Moses Cone Manor near Boone is open Seasonally March 15 - November 30, 9am - 5pm daily. Their phone number is (828) 295-7938

Parkway Crafts Center at the Moses Cone Mansion near Boone North Carolina
Parkway Crafts Center at the Moses Cone Mansion near Boone North Carolina Parkway Crafts Center at the Moses Cone Mansion near Boone North Carolina
Parkway Crafts Center at the Moses Cone Mansion near Boone North Carolina Parkway Crafts Center at the Moses Cone Mansion near Boone North Carolina
Parkway Crafts Center at the Moses Cone Mansion near Boone North Carolina

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