2017 Videos

The Toe River: The Valley’s Highway

David Biddix
September 16, 2017 • Toe River Arts Council Gallery, Spruce Pine, NC

David Biddix presents a human history of the Toe River, which runs through Mitchell County, North Carolina. This was part of The Toe River Exhibit, held September 16, 2017 at the Toe River Arts Council gallery in Spruce Pine, North Carolina.

The Geology of the Toe River

Alex Glover
September 16, 2017 • Toe River Arts Council Gallery, Spruce Pine, NC

Professional geologist Alex Glover presents information on the Toe River which flows through Mitchell County, North Carolina as part of the Toe River Exhibit in September, 2017 at the Toe River Arts Council office in Spruce Pine, North Carolina

Rhonda Gouge Plays Music of
Mitchell County, NC

Rhonda Gouge
August 21, 2017 • Historic Mitchell County Courthouse, Bakersville, NC

Local artists Rhonda Gouge and Kathy Kuhne share brief biographies of Mitchell County, North Carolina musicians and perform songs they are known for. This was part of the 2017 presentation series presxented by the Mitchell County Historical Society.

Photo of the Old Kona Baptist Church, site of Charlie Silver's GravesFrankie & Charlie Silver Presentation

Here are videos associated with the special presentation on Frankie and Charlie Silver, held Monday, June 19 at the Old Kona Baptist Church in Kona, NC. In addition to John Silver’s presentation, you will find related videos that tell the Frankie and Charlie story in different ways.

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The Frankie & Charlie Silver Story

John Silver
June 19, 2017 • Old Kona Baptist Church, Kona, NC

John Silver discusses his famous ancestors in a presentation at the Old Kona Baptist Church, a part of the 2017 series by the Mitchell County Historical Society.

The Frankie Silver Story

Theresa E. Phillips
Legacy Films Limited

This is the video that John Silver was going to share at the church but was unable to show. The video was produced in 2000 and includes dramatic performances courtesy of theater students at Mars Hill College

Frankie & Charlie: Put A Stop To It

Ali Randolph & Outta Luck Band

A music video by Yancey County native Ali Randolph recorded at the Old Kona Baptist Church with a modern-day spin on the Frankie and Charlie Silver story.

The Uncut Story of Frankie Silver

Bobby McMillon

Storyteller Bobby McMillon shares his version of the Frankie and Charlie Silver story.

Mitchell County: Early Crossroads of Culture

Dr. Dan Barron, Presenter
April 17, 2017
Historic Mitchell County Courthouse

Dr. Dan Barron Presentation

Dr. Barron’s presentation is available for viewing below

Fort San Juan:
Spain’s Failed Appalachian Outpost

If you’d like to learn more about Spain’s early colonies in interior America, Mitchell County student Amanda Biddix produced this short video with information on the Spanish and Fort San Juan as part of National History Day in 2013.

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