Junaluska Heritage Association

Founded in 2011, and working under the auspices of the nonprofit Boone Mennonite Brethren Church, Junaluska Heritage Association (JHA) is a community-based organization formed to preserve cultural heritage and assist in community growth. Junaluska is the only remaining African American community in Watauga County, North Carolina. The Junaluska Heritage Association (JHA) works to help record and preserve the unique and rapidly eroding history of Junaluska and its surrounding area. JHA also works to assure the inclusion of that history as an integral part of the overall story of the town of Boone, NC and its home region.


 Mission Statement
The mission of the Junaluska Heritage Association is to protect and preserve the historically Black Junaluska Community of Boone, North Carolina, and to collect, curate, and celebrate its cultural heritage.

Vision Statement
Preserving our past, protecting our community, providing for our future.
(Adopted March 11, 2024)

Our organization holds meetings in the Boone Mennonite Brethren Church.
Address: 161 Church St. Boone, NC
Phone Number: 828-263-0502

Visit Our Community Partners' Websites 

The Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina

St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Boone, NC

Boone Mennonite Brethren Church 

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