It's a New Season at Shelton House.
Become our Supporter &
Help Preserve a
Haywood County Treasure!
Without your support...
I t doesn't take much to help support the History, Heritage, and Crafts behind Shelton House . Place a phone call, mail a check, or click a button. The truth is, without your support, and the support of past donors, Shelton House would not be what it is today...a beautiful example of the tenacity of the Appalachian Spirit. We need you to help us maintain and preserve the house, grounds and crafts so that its beauty may be enjoyed for years to come.

What "New" is Old Again!

If you haven't been to Shelton House for the 2019 season, you haven't been to Shelton House! Things have been shaken up all winter long as much needed updates and "sprucing up" has taken place. It's an all new museum, in the same historic home with the same emphasis on the History, Heritage, and Crafts of our local North Carolinian roots. An emphasis is being placed on the history behind Shelton House, like never before, while continuing to honor the hard work and dedication of past associates like founder of the Museum, Mary Cornwell, The Village of Yesteryear, all the Artists and Crafters who have donated their beautiful work over the years, the many volunteers and workers who have helped to preserve the museum and, patrons like you!
What Going On this Season...

  • EASTER EGG HUNT & Kid's Craft Event - April 13 at 10 am. Stop by at 10am for the Kids Craft Event then, the Kids will take part in a Easter Egg Hunt on the grounds of Shelton House. Lots of Eggs and some very special "gold" coins.
  • KIDS CRAFT EVENTS April through August - on the 2nd Saturday of the month from 10am to 11am. Bring the Kids and check out the Historic Haywood Farmer's Market while we entertain your children with a fun filled craft they can take home. May and June will allow the kids to create a Mother's Day and Father's Day Craft for Mom and Dad.
  • SPECIAL CRAFTER SHOWCASE every 3rd Saturday at 10am from April through September. ( Except for June which will be on June 22) Visit the Farmer's Market early then stop by to see some amazing artists and crafters demonstrate their skill.
  • April - Fly Rod Restoration and Tips from Tommy Thomas
  • May - Martha Tracey & Francoise Lynch with Acrylic and Oil on Canvas Painting
  • June - Ilene Kay - Jewelry making (this Showcase will take place at the BRHW rather than in the barn)
  • July - William & Deborah Doulas - Caning & Basketry
  • August - Julie Wilson & Hannah Shimabukuro - Natural Fiber/Spinning & Weaving
  • September - Laura Sturgell - Pottery
  • The 1st Annual BLUE RIDGE HERITAGE WEEKEND will kick off with a Craft Show on the Grounds, June 22 and a Special Day of Mountain Heritage Music and Clogging (with Joe Sam Queen) on June 23rd . Those interested in the Juried Craft Fair may register at!
  • Join us for the 1st of many Special Exhibits in the new Barn Exhibit Room. This season we will showcase a special exhibit opening June 22 through Labor Day called "A GARDEN OF QUILTS" with many beautiful quilts from Appalachia and surrounding areas. Many of these beautiful quilts date back to the 19th century and were made by local Haywood families including the Plotts, Kinslands, and many more.
  • In October, we will once again host our Halloween Fundraiser "Ghosts and Growlers Masquerade Ball" on Friday, October 25 with food, wine, beer, dancing, an open house "Haunted Shelton House", fortune telling by Madame Zoltana, and much, much more!
  • To round out the season will will conclude on December 8 with our new Tinsel Trail Event, Appalachian Christmas (with a visit by Santa Claus) and the Grand Illumination of the House and Tinsel Trail. the Tinsel Trail will be open through January 6 and will include many trees decorated by local businesses and organizations. Contact Shelton House (see contact information below) if you would like to sponsor a tree in our Tinsel Trail.
What Can you Do to Support Us?

  • Click on the Blue Donate Button and donate with a credit card through Paypal
  • Mail a check to Shelton House
PO Box 145
Waynesville,NC 28786
  • Stop by Shelton House and leave a donation. we would love to take you on a tour so you can see all we have been up to.
Don't Forget Our NEW Shelton Carriage House Gift Shop!!

Open Tuesday through Saturday, 11am till 4pm. You will be amazed at the level of talent we have!!
Looking for a gift, souvenir, or treasure...
you will find it here!

These are just a few examples of the over twenty five artists/crafters displaying their work this season at Shelton House.

The beautiful Scratch Art of Stephanie Grimes
Stunning glass art by
Gayle Haynie
The whimsical art of Cindy Shock
The Pottery of Corey Plott
The Shelton House Board of Directors, Employees, and Volunteers at Shelton House, are trying very hard to keep this beautiful example of 19th century architecture, history, culture, and heritage crafts (donated over the years by many talented crafers) alive. It won't happen without YOU! Please help!! We need your monetary donations and/or your time. Gift Shop Volunteers and Docents are particularly needed!
Shelton House - History, Heritage, and Crafts