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Our History: Lost Province Center for Cultural Arts (LPCCA) was founded in 2018. The project started as the dream of two community leaders, Beth Rembert and Carole Ford, a few years before. The two believed that the traditions and arts of Southern Appalachia were at risk of being lost forever due to generational lifestyle changes and saw an opportunity to repurpose the Lansing schoolhouse to create a center to preserve “all-things Appalachian.” Within just a few months, Ann Rose, a local farmer and butcher, became LPCCA’s first executive director, and a founding board of directors was formed to begin moving their dream into reality.
Our Mission: Our mission is to bridge the urban-rural divide, revitalize our community and promote the cultural arts and skills of the Southern Appalachian region.
Our Vision: Lost Province Arts will renovate the old school building to create a learning center that promotes Appalachian arts, crafts and skills. The preservation of a historic property will provide a spacious venue for classes, special events, sustainable multi‐use housing, a signature farm-to‐table restaurant and a showcase gallery. The Center will share Southern Appalachian traditions with a new generation and revitalize the beautiful rural area of Lansing, NC where it resides. Skilled artisans will teach master classes in arts and crafts, music and culinary arts; students will enjoy unique experiences unavailable elsewhere in the region; and the historic Lansing School will be home to it all.
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