Dry Ridge Historical Museum:

Collecting, preserving, and sharing the history of Weaverville, Reems Creek and Flat Creek townships. In a new location in Weaverville.


The Dry Ridge Historical Museum presents an authentic view of the rich cultural history of various periods of life, to diverse audiences — with special emphasis on collecting, preserving, and sharing the history of Weaverville, Reems Creek and Flat Creek townships — through the preservation and interpretation of historic objects, buildings and landscapes.

About the Museum

Our new location opened its doors on Sept 25th, 2021 at the new Community Center located above Lake Louise, at 60 Lakeshore Drive. The museum gallery has five vignettes designed to show visitors examples of life in this area utilizing artifacts and educational panels. The sixth vignette presents a hands-on display for children. Additionally six wormy chestnut showcases created by master craftsman Jim Proffitt line the hallway of the Community Center. They contain revolving collections from both local sources and the museum collection.

Contact Us

Please contact us if you have questions about the museum or would like to inquire about making a contribution to our collection of images and artifacts.

Phone: 828-407-3701

Hours of Operation:

Wednesday – Saturday: 11:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday – Tuesday: Closed

The 15th annual Art in Autumn returns September 17th, 2022.

This cherished Outdoor Arts and Crafts Festival takes place on Main Street in downtown Weaverville, North Carolina from 10am – 6pm. Featuring over 100 juried artists and craftspeople from across the Southeast. View the 2021 participating Artists here. Live music will be performed by local artists. View the music schedule here, or scroll down!

Whitney Richardson will be our distinguished judge from the regional arts and crafts scene. Whitney is the Associate Curator at the Asheville Art Museum.

Want to be a part of the action!?

We are still seeking volunteers. From load-in to break down, the event logistics of Art in Autumn are seamlessly executed by an amazing group of volunteers from the business community as well as the greater Weaverville community. Our goal is to make the artist’s experience in our town as positive as possible. Each volunteer receives a free Art in Autumn t-shirt in appreciation for their efforts!


Bags by Avery Swihart, Fiber Artist

Bags by Avery Swihart

Su Griggs Allen, Mixed Media

Su Griggs Allen, Mixed Media

Ilene Kay, Jewelry

Ilene Kay, Jewelry

Brenna McBroom, Ceramics

Brenna McBroom, Ceramics

Nathan Favors, Woodworker

Nathan Favors, Woodworker

Elizabeth Albright, 2 Dimensional Art

Elizabeth Albright, 2 Dimensional Art


Entertainment Schedule

10:30am – Mitch Hampton

Two Guitars-No Waiting

12:00pm” Two Guitars – No Waiting

1:30pm – Maddy and Clarke

3:00pm – Steelin’ Time

Join us at the Tailgate Market each week for live music, local vendors selling locally grown and made food, and a great time in a perfect location right next to Lake Louise in Weaverville, North Carolina.

We are located in the parking lot of the Community Center. Open 3pm to 6pm, RAIN or SHINE!



Mark your calendars and make plans to join us for our first Popup Market of the season this month, Saturday, March 27 from 8am-2pm! Maverick’s Grill will be joining again this season selling locally sourced breakfast and lunch. There is no fee to shop the event. Bathrooms are available on site and leashed pets are always welcomed. We are actively accepting vendors. Set up is only $20 for the day. Please contact us at the shop for more information. Can’t wait to see you there!

Well, its the end of the day on Wednesday, and for some reason Mike and I took the day to finish up what we started yesterday..moving and rearranging many of the big displays of glass around the shop. We also planned some fun demos for the weekend, and got confirmation that Cakes by Jane in Weaverville will be doing a cake sampling during the day Saturday…YUM!

Had a nice visit from two of our favorite customers, the Schwartzes, who bought a pretty bowl to send to a friend in Colorado for a housewarming…and Mike worked in the studio garden, planting more beans and peas and lots of sunflowers…a beautiful day in “the country” at the end of Main St in Weaverville..(: