Blowing Rock Art & History Museum will present two musical heritage documentaries made by filmmaker and Appalachian State graduate, Rebecca Jones.

The Thursday, January 30th event will showcase two of Jones’ films: “Glenn Bolick Saw Mill Man” and “Herb Key: Nurturing American Heritage.”

“Glenn Bolick: Saw Mill Man” chronicles the life of a fourth-generation sawmill man who has become an active tradition bearer in Caldwell County. Glenn Bolick's family came from Germany and settled in Western North Carolina in the 1750s. Glenn now lives in his grandfather's house in Bailey's Camp. Bolick is known for his storytelling, bluegrass and old-time music, and turning pots in the Seagrove tradition.

“Herb Key: Nurturing American Heritage” is a short documentary featuring master musician and luthier Herb Key, who grew up in Wilkes County. Key makes his own tools, builds his own beehives, and raises his own fruits and vegetables-- many from seeds derived from plants his grandmother grew. He's worked as a woodworker and began repairing acoustic instruments in the 1970s.

Movies at the Museum is open to the public. The event is free for museum members and $5 for non-members, and begins at 6 pm. Complimentary popcorn is provided. Learn more at