SUMMER UPDATE: Hands On! remains CLOSED due to COVID-19 as mandated by the Governor of North Carolina. 

Museum Leadership


Joseph C. Knight

Executive Director

828.697.8333 ext. 223


Melissa Gagliano

Visitor Services Director

& Administrative Secretary

828.697.8333 ext. 226


Kellie Spinks

Programs & Exhibits Coordinator

828.697.8333 ext. 228

Debbie Fuge

Visitor Services Specialist

828.697.8333 ext. 200