Welcome to Our New President

The AWM is proud to announce that Susan Leveille is our new President. Ms. Leveille has owned Oaks Gallery at the Riverwood Shop for many years. In addition, Ms. Leveille has been a lifelong member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild and has served as board president. She has also been active throughout the region as a teacher for more than 40 years at Penland School of Crafts, John C. Campbell Folk School, Western Carolina University and the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching. She was instrumental in the creation of the Dillsboro Merchants Association, the development of the Grovewood Gallery in Asheville, and assisted with the planning and organizing of Handmade in America. In 2014, Ms. Leveille received the North Carolina Heritage Award. We are honored and thrilled to welcome her as President of our organization.


Welcome to the Appalachian Women’s Museum web site! Follow our progress as we work to preserve the Monteith Farmstead in Dillsboro, NC so that we can create a permanent home to share the rich and diverse history of Southern Appalachian women.

We are thrilled to report that we have completed repairs to the Monteith House roof. This marks a major milestone in our efforts to preserve the farmstead. We are grateful for support from the Jackson County Commissioners, Board members, private donors from our community and around the country, and the Town of Dillsboro.

Please click this link to our Facebook Page to find out more about our most recent activities and accomplishments.

Monteith House Roof 3