Yancey county Cultural Resource Commission

The Cultural Resource Commission (CRC) was established by the Yancey County Commission in December, 2001. The CRC was designated as a 501 (c-6 ) non-profit organization whose purpose is to help identify, preserve, enhance and promote the county's cultural resources to benefit the community's quality of life and its social and economic well being.  The CRC also serves as an umbrella organization to collaborate with and help coordinate efforts of organizations, agencies, institutions, businesses, and individuals active in Yancey County's cultural life and cultural economic development.

The CRC's board includes the directors of non-profit organizations, the county and town governments, and members of the community-at-large, working together to preserve the best of a rich past, while creating opportunities for a creative and profitable future.

Yancey County artisans

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With the highest per capita ratio of artisans in the United States, North Carolina's Yancey County has a rich cultural heritage rooted in the production of arts and crafts. The CRC will contribute to the economic and social vitality of our county and enhance the quality of life in our communities by investing resources in, and promoting Yancey County's cultural assets. These assets include the performing and visual arts, individual artists and craftspeople, heritage museums and specialists, as well as historic structures and themes.

Be sure to visit the Toe River Arts Council web site for more information about the wide variety of artists in Yancey County. Here you will find a calendar of events, a list of local galleries, as well as a directory of artists.


 We hope you enjoy your visit to our web site. The Yancey County Cultural Resource Commission office is located in the Mountain Heritage Center, part of the Historic District in Burnsville, NC. This District is being developed into a cultural arts center for Yancey County. For more information, come by the Mountain Heritage Center, home to the CRC, where you and your comments will be welcomed.

logoFor more information, be sure to visit the Mountain Heritage Center web page.