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Roy Harris and Sheneika Smith: “Poetry Reading, Storytelling and Singing”

In Celebration of Black History Month Check our “Programs” page for more information on these additional events sponsored by the Friends of the North Carolina Room, scheduled for Lord Auditorium … Continue reading

February 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Discovering Montford’s Early History Part 4: “A Rustling Company” Develops a Streetcar Suburb

Asheville was the first city in North Carolina to have an electric streetcar system, with the first run on February 1, 1889. Asheville was followed by Winston, Charlotte, Raleigh and … Continue reading

February 6, 2017 · 1 Comment

Discovering Montford’s Early History Part 3: Where the Name Montford Came From

We now know that Richmond Pearson named the new station Montford Park Station. Why the Name Montford? An article in the Daily Citizen of March 31, 1891, titled “Montford Park … Continue reading

January 31, 2017 · 1 Comment

Rediscovering Montford’s Early History Part 2: Mr. Pearson’s Fourth of July 1890 Celebration and Montford

Richmond Pearson’s Little-Known Part in the Creation of Montford [Click here to read Rediscovering Montford’s Early History Part 1 post revealing the first newspaper article announcing the creation of Montford Park and the naming … Continue reading

January 23, 2017 · 2 Comments

Event: Jon Elliston: Sex, Lies and Snake Oil

Jon Elliston will explore the bizarre odyssey of John R. Brinkley,  one of Western North Carolina’s most infamous figures. From his humble mountain origins, Brinkley rose to national stature as a … Continue reading

January 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Discovering Montford’s Early History, Part 1

A couple of years ago I set out to see if I could find the origins of the name Montford. I pretty much figured I was in for a long … Continue reading

January 10, 2017 · 5 Comments

What Asheville Children Asked For From Santa in 1909

  Dear Santa Claus. how are you By this time am Just six years old and I am sick now But I think I will be well By Christmas and … Continue reading

December 20, 2016 · 3 Comments

HeardTell Blog Hits 100,279 Views!

We did it! The HeardTell blog hit 100,000 views on Monday, December 12, 2016, at 10:09 p.m. Thank you for making it happen! Thanks to our readers. Thanks to our staff … Continue reading

December 16, 2016 · 1 Comment

Exhibit: Folk Art of Southern Appalachia

On exhibit at Pack Memorial Library: “Folk Art of Southern Appalachia.”   “Folk artists thrive in North Carolina, evolving through self-instruction and emulation of the work of others as well as … Continue reading

December 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

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