On Thursday, January 23rd, at 11am, Jesse Pope will lead a “Scholars & Scones” event at Blowing Rock Art & History Museum about the past, present, and future of Grandfather Mountain State Park.

The talk will focus on the life and legacy of Hugh Morton, founder of Grandfather Mountain nature preserve.

Hugh Morton was only thirteen when his first published photograph appeared in a N.C. tourism advertisement in Time Magazine. Morton’s photographs would come to be seen in countless publications throughout eight decades.

Some Morton photographs have been published many times over; others have rarely or never been seen. The exhibition, “Photographs by Hugh Morton: An Uncommon Retrospective” is on display until February 22 and will features many of those rarely seen photos.

President and Executive Director of the nonprofit, Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation Jesse Pope will discuss the interesting life and longtime legacy of Hugh Morton.

Complimentary sweet treats from Blowing Rock’s Backstreet Bakery and a specially roasted “Dangerfield Blend” coffee from Hatchet Coffee Co will be served.

The cost is Free for BRAHM members and $5 for non-members and all are invited. For more information visit BlowingRockMuseum.org.