Your Home, Your Stories

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Your Home, Your Stories: Explorations in High Country History

Tales of the tall hills have always drawn people to this region of Western North Carolina. Through this course we will be exploring defining moments in the region's history and give a sense of place in your new home. Starting with indigenous peoples and ending with the modern High Country, students will discover what makes Boone a unique and diverse community. Together we will unpack stories of meaning, struggle, hardship, triumph, oppression, and justice as you develop research skills and become a part of a vibrant campus community.

Course Details
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Section Number(s) and Day/Times Taught: 
108: MW 3:30-4:45pm
128: MW 5:00-6:15pm
134: MW 6:30-7:45pm
Fall 2023
The Arts
Global Issues

Carson Sailor

Carson Sailor

Carson Sailor is a practicing Public Historian in the North Carolina High Country and is the current Director of the Appalachian Heritage Museum. Mr Sailor is also the Chairperson of the Town of Boone's Cultural Resource Advisory Board, a member of the National Overmountain Victory Trail Association Board Of Directors, an adjunct faculty member at Lees-McRae College, and an education/ immersion consultant at Fort Defiance. Mr. Sailor holds a Bachelors of Arts in History with a focus in Public History from Flagler College and a Masters of Arts in History also with a focus in Public History from Appalachian State University. He has been working in the Public History and Cultural Resources field in the area since 2014 and is excited to teach first year students at his Alma Mater. When not in the classroom or a museum, Mr. Sailor loves spending time outside or playing with his two beagles and moody cat.