On Monday, my Mother and I stopped by the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Folk Art Center is a partnership between the National Park Service and the Southern Highland Craft Guild. The center opened in 1980 and is home to galleries, a library, the archives for the Guild, Allanstand Craft Shop and information center and book store. While at the Fork Art Center you can see the crafts of many local artist and learn the history of the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Folk Art Center is located at Milepost 382 on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville, North Carolina.
Blue Ridge Parkway runs for 469 miles (755 kilometers) through the Blue Ridge Mountains and connects the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina. Construction on the parkway begun on September 11, 1935. The last section was finish in 1987. I enjoy driving along the parkway and looking at the views at many of the overlooks along the way. One day, I plan to drive the full length of the Blue Ridge Parkway.