At the Town of Boone Cultural Resources Department, we strive to ensure that history, the arts, and culture thrive in our community. We work with the diverse cultural groups of Boone to enhance the quality of life, highlight our unique community character, and drive the local economy and tourism. It is our goal to encourage the development of our cultural facilities in order to meet the needs of the local community and visitors to Boone.
In addition to managing the Jones House Cultural Center, the Cultural Resources Department oversees programming and activities at several historic facilities and parks in Boone. Contact Cultural Resources today to learn how you can participate in our cultural activities.
Jones House Website
For more information regarding all parades, parties, festivals, and more, visit the Town of Boone's Jones House website here!
Historic Boone Cemetery Tours
The Town of Boone continues the Boone 150 celebration with a series of evening and nighttime tours of the historic Boone Cemetery, starting on October 7th, and continuing on Fridays in October, including Halloween. The guided tours will feature various themes such as, “Bizarre Boone,” “Women in the Boone Cemetery,” and “Veterans in the Boone Cemetery.” Tours will be led by local historians and enthusiasts, including Bettie Bond, Trent Margrif, Ellie Mayfield, Eric Plaag, and Gary Plaag.
Tours of the Boone Cemetery will take place on October 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, and 31st. Tours begin at six, seven, eight, and nine o'clock, with the exception of October 28th, which will not have a six o'clock tour, to allow the university's homecoming parade to conclude. Tours are free to attend, and each tour will allow a maximum of 15 patrons. A link to an online sign-up form is available at www.boone150.com and open spaces may be filled on-site with on a first-come-first-serve basis. For more information, please contact the Town of Boone's Cultural Resources Department at (828) 268-6280.