Asheville Citizen, October 11, 1988




Richard S. Dillingham

Born and reared on a tobacco farm in northern Buncombe County, Richard Dillingham was a “Folk in Residence” at the Heritage Cabin and a Regional Specialist with the Southern Appalachian Center at Mars Hill College. As the former director of the center, the former director of the Rural Life Museum, and the former director of the Bailey Mountain Cloggers, Dillingham spread word of Appalachian history and culture across the United States and around the world to Austria, Northern Ireland, and Mexico.