Historic Johnson Farm is a heritage education museum owned by Henderson County Public Schools. It is managed by volunteers and Friends of the Farm through the Henderson County Education Foundation, Inc. It offers school field trips, historic home tours, nature trails, picnic tables, animals and 10 historic structures on 15 acres of forest, fields and streams. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been designated a North Carolina Cultural Treasure. Only three school systems in the US own a farm.
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Heritage Weavers and Fiber Artists
The Heritage Weavers and Fiber Artists (HWFA) occupy the 1920s boarding house at Historic Johnson Farm. HWFA is dedicated to preserving the Appalachian fiber crafts needed to support a frontier homestead in Western North Carolina. A visit to HWFA studis and gallery is included in your farm tour. Their gallery/gift shop is open Mon-Fri, 10 am – 4 pm. They also offer a variety of classes, workshops and a kids camp throughout the year. To find out more about membership or classes visit their HWFA website or call 828-595-9475.