Appalachian produces new documentary on the history of Moses Cone’s Flat Top Manor

Thanks to a team from Appalachian State University, visitors at Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, located off the Blue Ridge Parkway, will have the opportunity to learn more about the history of the park’s Flat Top Manor.

Dr. Beth Davison, professor of sociology, co-director of Appalachian’s University Documentary Film Services and director of Appalachian’s interdisciplinary studies program, has released a new educational video — produced in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS) — which is now showing in the manor’s minitheater. The theater was funded by an Appalachian Chancellor’s Innovation Scholars Program grant in 2018.

The horse and carriage pictured here, which appear in the documentary, were provided by Mimosa Hills Farm in Morganton. The carriage is driven by farm owner Crosby Reed. Students from Dr. Derek Davidson’s theater class volunteered as actors for the film, including Appalachian alumna Elizabeth Mason Moore ’19, who graduated with a B.A. in theatre education in May and is pictured right of Reed. Dalton Forster, a junior theatre arts major from Garner, pictured center in background, holds a boom microphone. Pho
Published: Jul 11, 2019 10:56am