Thursday Apr 17

2014 Festival on the Square, July 11-13

Our 34th annual Festival on the Square will have activities on the following 3 days in July, 2014:

  • Friday, July 11 - Street Dance around the town square in the evening 
  • Saturday, July 12 - Vendors, food stands and continuous entertainment, 10AM - 5PM
  • Sunday, July 13 - Vendors, food stands and continuous entertainment, 10AM - 4PM

For a vendor application form, click here.

The Clay County Historical and Arts Council Museum

 Clay County Historical & Arts Museum
 

The 2014 museum season will start with an open house on Saturday, May 24 from 10AM to 4PM.

 

From 1PM to 3PM there will be special events including activities, demonstrations and music.

 

The Clay County Historical & Arts Council Museum is housed in the Old County Jail which was constructed in 1912 and used as a jail until 1972. The Museum displays items pertinent to the history of the area through changing exhibits. Visitors will enjoy the many pictures of life as it was in the old days, school house artifacts, a collection of farm equipment and Indian artifacts from a local excavation. The Museum houses a replica of the office of Dr. Paul Killian, a beloved physician here in the early 20th century, and many of his medical implements.
Address: 21 Davis Loop, Hayesville, NC 28904, 1 block from the square
Telephone: (828)389-6814

Hours: Opens daily for the season on Saturday, May 24, 2014 and will be open before that on Saturdays only starting on May 3, 2013, from 10AM - 4PM.

    Then open Tue. - Sat. 10AM - 4PM through Labor Day

    After Labor Day open Fri. & Sat. 10AM - 4PM through Sept. and Oct.

Groups can schedule special group tours for things like school groups and family reunions. Please use the contact form to get in touch. We love to introduce folks from both near and far, young and old to our fine collection of Clay County History and Arts.

Group tours of the museum for schools or organizations may be arranged for visits during the months that the museum is closed. There is no charge for visiting the museum, but for groups from outside Clay County, a contribution of $20 is suggested.

To arrange a tour, call Sara Smith (828) 389-1401 or Barbara Bussolari (828) 389-4168. Or you can send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

 

Upcoming Events in 2013

Monday, 14 October 2013 00:00

We have many exciting events happening during October, November, and December which you will not want to miss.  Check the newspaper during the next few weeks for more details on each event.
 
Saturday, October 19 - The Cherokee Heritage Festival presented by the CCCRA will take place at the museum and Cherokee Homestead.  There will be Cherokee Crafters presenting their wares for you to admire or purchase.  There will also be several local crafters.  Many actvities depicting Cherokee life will be part of the program.
The Heritage Festival will include a Silent Auction -  If you missed purchasing that special item at the Festival on the Square, you will have a second chance.  Many of the artisans at the festival donated a handmade craft for this auction that you may bid on and perhaps own at a great price.
 
Saturday and Sunday, November 2 and 3 - A Quilt and Textile Show at the Old Rock Gym - Presented by the 100 Committee- VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!! Contact Beverly Adkins - 389-9946 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
Saturday, November 9, 7:00 p.m. at the Peacock Playhouse - The CCHAC is sponsoring Jackie Robinson:  A Game Apart.  This is a family show where Mike Wiley brings to life the story of ground-breaking baseball great Jackie Robinson. Check out Mike Wiley Productions on the web for a glimpse into his many talents and projects.  Let's support this project and fill the Playhouse for this show!

Thursday, November 21, 7:00 p.m. at the Peacock Playhouse - The CCHAC is bringing a great community event to the Playhouse. Hobey Ford and his Golden Rod Puppets will take the stage Thursday Nov. 21 at 7 p.m.. Ford is an award-winning innovator in the craft of puppetry, and a master storyteller who entertained audiences at the Playhouse in 2012. If you missed him then, this is your chance to see his magical show, perfect for all ages. Evening show at 7 p.m. Thursday, with free admission for adults and children


Saturday and Sunday, December 7 and 8 - Holiday Tour of Homes - Five beautiful homes will be arrayed in their holiday splendor. Think of the inspiration and ideas you may gleam for decorating your own home.  This event is sure to get you in the Christmas spirit.  The museum and the 100 Exhibit will also be participating in this event.
 
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!! - These events can only be successful if we have volunteer help.   Call or email the following people to volunteer for events:
 
Holiday Tour of Homes - Janice Padgett - 389-4592 - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 

Group tours of the museum for schools or organizations may be arranged for visits during the months that the museum is closed. There is no charge for visiting the museum, but for groups from outside Clay County, a contribution of $20 is suggested.

 To arrange a tour, call Sara Smith (828) 389-1401 or Barbara Bussolari (828) 389-4168. Or you can send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Membership Dinner Monday, May 6, 2013

Sunday, 10 March 2013 13:43

Each spring, the Clay County Historical and Arts Council board and members gather for a potluck, meeting and entertainment. 

 

This year’s Membership Dinner will be on Monday. May 6 at the Gathering Place in the Hayesville United Methodist Church. Please bring a covered dish to share. And bring a friend.

 

The CCHAC's membership year runs from April 2013 to March 2014 so come and join up or renew your membership.  There will be a recap of the Council’s activities over the previous year, a look ahead to the coming year's projects and special live entertainment. 

 

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Evening With the Arts at Hayesville High School April 25, 2013

Tuesday, 24 April 2012 17:08
An Evening With The Arts is planned for Thursday evening April 25th to honor winners in this year's Art and Poetry contest.  Winners from Hayesville High School, Hayesville Middle School and adults from the Clay County community will be recognized for their artistic achievements with an event featuring music, refreshments, and poetry reading.
 
The evening will begin at 6:00 with music performed by band members  from the Hayesville High School band, refreshments and an exhibit of artwork from Hayesville High School and Middle School students.  At 6:30 poets will read their winning entries.
 
Everyone is welcome to come enjoy this evening and support the creative endeavors of students and adults from our community.

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