skip to main content columnskip to left navigation

Appalachian Teaching Project

Center of Appalachian Studies & Services

Appalachian State University

Appalachian State University

Elk Knob Community Heritage Organization

ASU students have worked with Elk Knob Community Heritage Organization for several years. EKCHOs purpose is to promote the natural and cultural heritage of the communities surrounding Elk Knob State Park through natural resource protection, education, and historic preservation. EKCHO is attempting to organize the communities to be more intentional and sustainable in planning for the future. In spring 2009, ECHKO conducted a needs assessment and identified several areas of concern. The board identified projects to promote the natural and cultural heritage of the area including a museum, roadside exhibits, and Land Preservation publications. ASU/ATP students were asked to help EKCHO move toward its goals by conducting oral histories and other research activities relating to their community goals.

Student Participants: Lucus Bowman, Ashley Brewer, Anne Chesky, Donna Corriher, Hannah Furgiuele, Tracey Jarrell, Taylor Kirkland, Shannon Perry

Faculty: Patricia Beaver, Katherine Ledford

Contact Information:

Patricia Beaver, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Appalachian Studies
Appalachian State University
ASU Box 32018
Boone, NC 28608
Telephone: 828-262-4089

Final Report

ARC Logo


Alfred State

Appalachian State University

Auburn University

East Tennessee State University

Fairmont State University

Frostburg State University

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Radford University

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College

University of North Georgia

University of Pittsburgh at Bradford

University of Tennessee

Zane State College


Emory and Henry College

Mississippi State University

Mississippi University for Women

Morehead State University

Northeast Alabama Community College

Ohio University

Shawnee State University

Virginia Tech

icon for left menu icon for right menu