Horace Kephart Days 2015

Join in a celebration of the life and works of Horace Kephart author, outdoorsman, and a founding father of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park at The Schiele Museum of Natural History in Gastonia, NC on Friday & Saturday, May 14-15, 2015.

Kephart wrote the classic study of Appalachian mountain culture (Our Southern Highlanders, 1913) and the encyclopedic guide to outdoor living (Camping and Woodcraft, 1906). Explore a living history demonstration of camping in the early 20th Century style.

Saturday’s activities include presentations by researchers and scholars, including the author’s great-granddaughter Libby Kephart Hargrave.

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