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EVENT WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 29: Asheville: 200 Years of Good Eating By Nan Chase

Title: Asheville: 200 Years of Good Eating Speaker: Nan Chase Date: Wednesday November 29, 2017 Time: 12:00 to 1:00 Bring a brown-bag lunch and eat while you listen. Pack Memorial Library, … Continue reading

November 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

How Well Do You Know Asheville’s Buildings? A Quiz With Up To $30 worth of prizes!

The North Carolina Room is currently exhibiting photographs from the Richard Hansley Photograph Collection. Mr. Hansley is the author of Asheville’s Historic Architecture, 2011. In 2014 Richard donated his entire photograph … Continue reading

November 22, 2017 · 3 Comments

Baritone Singer Paul Robeson and the Segregation Policies of the Asheville Auditorium

Henry A. Wallace served as vice president of the U.S. under Franklin D. Roosevelt from 1941-1945. He made his final public action in a failed bid for the presidency of the U.S. in 1948. … Continue reading

November 9, 2017 · 1 Comment

Standing on One Corner in Asheville, Part Two

An eight-story, skeletal form of poured concrete reinforced with steel (upper right) stood on the corner of North Main and College Street for about 6 years as infighting among the Smith … Continue reading

October 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

Exhibit At The Y.M.I Should Not Be Missed: “Americans Who Tell The Truth”

The YMI Cultural Center is currently exhibiting a diverse cross-section of 52 portraits from the “Americans Who Tell the Truth” portrait project.   The portraits, painted by artist Robert Shetterly, form an … Continue reading

October 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

You Won’t Believe What We Have to Share: North Asheville in the Spotlight! Wednesday October 25th

North Asheville Neighborhood History Program Finale Date: Wednesday October 25, 2017 Time: 6:00-7:30 PM Place: Pack Memorial Library, Lord Auditorium, lower level   Pat Fitzpatrick, a North Asheville resident of … Continue reading

October 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Standing On One Corner in Asheville, Part One

Standing on one corner of Asheville is an excellent place to learn about the ever-changing face of our town.  Do you recognize this corner and are you familiar with its … Continue reading

October 10, 2017 · 3 Comments

Tempie Avery and the Montford Community Center

Tempie Avery was a young girl purchased in Charleston in 1840 by Nicholas Woodfin. During her time on his plantation she became a midwife delivering both black and white babies … Continue reading

October 2, 2017 · 1 Comment

Black Lives Built Western North Carolina Railroad

  The North Carolina Room received a call from someone–with both musical and local history interests–asking if there really was a collapse of the Swannanoa Tunnel, as the song, “Swannanoa Tunnel” relates? I said I would … Continue reading

September 22, 2017 · 2 Comments

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