HeardTell: The North Carolina Room, Pack Memorial Library

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 Why I give items to Pack Library’s NC Room

Last week we received this email that Catherine O’Shea wrote to her Westall cousins and copied to the North Carolina Room. “We are indebted to one of our Wiley cousins … Continue reading

August 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Tale of Goode’s Drugstore

  This image of Goode’s Drug store grabbed my attention on eBay one morning.  I pride myself on my visual memory for postcard images, but I always double check the … Continue reading

August 7, 2018 · 2 Comments

The Metropolitan Tabernacle Mystery

On a recent morning I was sorting postcards to sell from my collection. I came upon a card that mystified me. Truth be told, many a postcard makes me wonder … Continue reading

July 26, 2018 · 4 Comments

Wednesday July 25, 2018 from 6:00 to 7:00 Asheville’s Movies: The Silent Era Frank Thompson Author and film historian Pack Memorial Library, Lord Auditorium, lower level 67 Haywood Street, Asheville … Continue reading

July 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Stephens-Lee High School Reunion June 2018

The North Carolina Room was graciously invited to attend the Stephens-Lee Alumni Reunion Friday night’s festivities on July 6th, 2018 at the Stephens-Lee Center. We met and talked with some … Continue reading

July 13, 2018 · 1 Comment

Edith Clarke Moore and Her Friend Gutzon Borglum

  Edith Clarke Moore (1875-1952) was a native of Texas and married Matthew Van Moore in 1892. They moved from Knoxville to Asheville in 1895. Mr. M. V. Moore was … Continue reading

June 28, 2018 · 1 Comment

EVENT: “A Grocery on (Almost) Every Block” with Terry Taylor and Nan Chase

Wednesday June 27, 2018 from 6:00 to 7:30  “Asheville Shops For Dinner: A Grocery on (almost) Every Block” Nan Chase and Terry Taylor This multimedia lecture will include an eye-opening overview … Continue reading

June 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

A “Shadow” Mystery

I bought this silhouette of an unknown gentleman many years ago. It’s pasted onto what is known as a trade card. Trade cards were often distributed by businesses, in this … Continue reading

June 13, 2018 · 2 Comments

Wondering on the Wrong Road

When I began collecting postcards I was tantalized with views of Point Lookout. Every time I drove up or down Old Fort Mountain I wondered “Where was Point Lookout’? After … Continue reading

May 22, 2018 · 2 Comments

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