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The NAHP is being conducted by the North Carolina Room, Pack Memorial Library through the North Asheville Library branch.
1030 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville, NC 28804 TEL: 828-250-4752
This is a pilot program which we hope to extend to other neighborhoods through their library branches. The North Carolina Room is reaching out into the community to engage residents in preserving neighborhood history in a rapidly changing Asheville.
* Tell us your story! Trained volunteers will be conducting oral history interviews with residents who live or used to live in North Asheville. YES, your story is important! How did you happen to live in North Asheville, what was it like to live, work, grow up here? What changes have you seen? Tell us about your family, your neighborhood, your house, your everyday experiences. Preserve the stories of your community for future generations and perhaps provide some information on “missing pieces” in the North Carolina Room collection.
* Show us your stuff! Donate or loan items for preservation to the North Carolina Room Special Collections. Materials we are interested in include: old photographs, architectural plans, maps, yearbooks, family histories, church directories, documents pertaining to businesses and organizations, and many other types of ephemera. Before you throw it away, check with us- it may be just what we’ve been looking for!
Come in or call North Asheville Library (828-250-4752) to sign up for an interview or to share your photos and other documents with us. We will make arrangements to come wherever you are or make an appointment for you to meet someone at the library.
The North Carolina Room staff have installed a historical North Asheville exhibit, in the exhibit case in the foyer and in the Community Room of North Branch through April. We’ve taken a look back at Beaverdam, Elk Mountain, Grace, Albemarle Park, Proximity Park, Norwood Park, Grove Park, Sunset Terrace and Lakeview Park. Come and take a look!
The North Carolina Room’s mission is to collect, preserve, and provide access to the history of Buncombe County. We are committed to preserving our historical resources for the future and making them easily accessible to the public.
Post by Zoe Rhine, Librarian and Louise Maret, Volunteer.