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Event: “The Early Days of Coxe Avenue” with Rich Mathews

Title: “The Early Days of Coxe Avenue” Rich Mathews Wednesday April 25, 2018 from 6:00 to 7:00 Pack Memorial Library, Lord Auditorium on lower level. This event is free and … Continue reading

April 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

Glen Inglis Defunct City Ghost Town Buncombe County North Carolina Postcard 1908

I love an intriguing, if not hyperbolic description of an item on eBay like the one I stumbled on the other day.  I couldn’t resist the allure of a “ghost … Continue reading

April 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

Professor J.H. Michael’s Early Work to Further the Education of Black Teachers–Asheville 1915-1921

John Henry Michael was born in Alabama in 1867. He was the son of Robert Lee and Martha Michael. J.H. Michael graduated from the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama and from … Continue reading

April 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

Jimmie’s Waffle Shop

Mention Paradise Chinese Restaurant, The Hot Shot, or The Silver Dollar and folks of a certain age (including yours truly) can wax eloquent on southern-fried chicken at the Paradise or … Continue reading

March 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Event: “The Eclectic Lives of Two Asheville Women”

In Celebration of Women’s History Month Wednesday, March 21, 2018 from 6:00 to 7:00 Pack Memorial Library, Lord Auditorium Come Hear Ashevillians: Esther Manheimer Asheville City Mayor And Sheneika Smith … Continue reading

March 15, 2018 · 1 Comment

The Highly Qualified Teachers of Stephens-Lee

The Faculty of Stephens-Lee High School: A Tribute Stephens-Lee teachers had a sense of collective pride that students, parents, and the black community could share. A major source of pride … Continue reading

March 9, 2018 · 1 Comment

The Social Context of Teaching at Stephens-Lee High School

The Faculty of Stephens-Lee High School: A Tribute     Elynora Foster was the kind of teacher her students and colleagues remembered. Mrs. Foster’s work as a U.S. history and … Continue reading

March 1, 2018 · 3 Comments

The Faculty of Stephens-Lee High School: A Tribute

Stephens-Lee High School, known of as “The Castle on the Hill,” was designed by Asheville architect Ronald Greene at a cost of $115,000 and opened on March 7, 1923. It … Continue reading

February 20, 2018 · 5 Comments

Incredible New Collections for the North Carolina Room

We’ve been so busy processing special collections, we haven’t been very good at letting you know what is new in the North Carolina Room. Donations are the life-blood of our … Continue reading

February 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

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