Policy in Response to Covid 19
The Center is currently open by appointment only in response to Covid-19. Appointments will be divided into the following:
Mon, Wed, Thurs: 10:00am-12:45pm OR 1:00pm-3:45pm
Tues: 12:00pm-3:00pm only
Fri: 10:00am-1:00pm only
Please call 629-9191 to make an appointment and for more specific information.
No walk-ins will be accepted at this time.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time! This process is to help protect both staff members and patrons.
Legends & Stories by Renae
Native American speaker, storyteller, and recently published author of the book entitled "The Poems and Stories That Fulfill the Promise", Renae "Spring Morning" Wagoner, will be presenting a "catch-all" program consisting of legends and stories while attempting to dispel some misconceptions surrounding Native People. Renae, who is of Shawnee descent, welcomes the opportunity to meet each of you and share her culture, including why she says she may not be what you are expecting! This program will be free and open to the public. It will be held in the Susan L. Adkins Memorial Meeting Room on 10 May 2022 at 10:30am. Masks are optional, but appreciated.
Rock Castle Home
In the mid 1930’s, the Blue Ridge Parkway was born. Rock Castle Gorge became part of the National Park Service’s plan to entice tourists which still holds true today. Many families had established their homes in the gorge creating a thriving community. Families moved from the Rock Castle area to work in nearby mills. Come join Beverly Woody on Tuesday, July 19 at 10:00am here at the Bassett Historical Center as she highlights these thirty families and their unique way of life.
This program will be held in the Susan L. Adkins Memorial Meeting Room and is free and open to the public. Masks are optional.