HeardTell: The North Carolina Room, Pack Memorial Library

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What’s the Coolest Organization to Belong to in Asheville?

  Answer: The Friends of the North Carolina Room! We are a fun and varied group of Asheville residents who love local Asheville history. We love to get together and … Continue reading

October 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

Asheville’s Vanished Pastimes

Rich Mathews used the photograph below in his presentation on The Early Days of Coxe Avenue back in April. It really piqued my interest. I thought I knew a bit … Continue reading

October 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

Found People of Asheville Part 4: Frenchman Shaped Asheville’s Horticulture Scene 100 Years Ago

Eudore Artus was born in the Bay of Biscay area of France in 1883. His father was a shoe maker but Eudore took up gardening at age 12. In 1910 … Continue reading

September 28, 2018 · 1 Comment

“Found People of Asheville,” Part 2: Robert Evans “Buba” and Demitra Fortune McMorris

Robert Evans “Buba” and Demetra Fortune McMorris Robert McMorris was born in 1909 in Newberry, South Carolina. He was educated through the fifth grade and first worked in construction and … Continue reading

September 18, 2018 · 1 Comment

Event: A Local Artist’s Lifetime of Work Gets Digitized By an Digital Historian

Saturday September 15, 2018 from 2:00 to 3:30 An Artist’s Work Gets Digitized With Art Historian and Digital Archivist Erin Dickey & Local Artist Connie Bostic Pack Memorial Library, Lord … Continue reading

September 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

Found People of Asheville: Emily Jones–Asheville’s Flower Lady

  Emily Racy Tabor Jones was born in Asheville in 1893 to Larkin and Fannie Tabor. She married Manley Eugene Jones in 1921 at the age of 19. They used … Continue reading

September 4, 2018 · 1 Comment

The Tale of Big Boy

In mid-June of 1939 a yellow-trimmed, red trailer home equipped with air conditioning, 2 sound systems, and electric lights rolled into downtown Asheville. Emblazoned on the sides of the trailer … Continue reading

August 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

Grassy Balds of the Southern Highlands: Program

The Southern Appalachian Grassy Balds Amy Duernberger Author and hiker and researcher Wednesday August 29, 2018 from 6:00 to 7:00 Pack Memorial Library, Lord Auditorium, lower level All events are … Continue reading

August 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Grassy Balds of the Southern Highlands: Program

The Southern Appalachian Grassy Balds Amy Duernberger Author and hiker and researcher Wednesday August 29, 2018 from 6:00 to 7:00 Pack Memorial Library, Lord Auditorium, lower level All events are … Continue reading

August 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

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