THE WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION PRESENTS:

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Located on A-B Tech Campus
283 Victoria Rd, Asheville, 28801
Hours: Weds.-Sat.: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday: Noon - 4 p.m.



 
 

 

                                                                                             


 

 

Discover Asheville’s first brick mansion, now restored as the Asheville History Center at the Smith-McDowell House

 

 

 

Built by one of antebellum North Carolina's most influential citizens, the Smith-McDowell House was once the home of mayors, a Civil War major, and friends of the Vanderbilts. Rescued from destruction, Asheville's oldest surviving dwelling is now a National Register property and a window into how life was lived here in the 19th century. [learn more] 

 

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Smith McDowell house Exhibits History of the Smith McDowel House Museum Educational Programs

What’s New

Upcoming WNCHA Programing

The Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award Ceremony
February 6, 2016, 4-6pm
Top of the Plaza
Asheville Renaissance Hotel
31 Woodfin Street

Robert Morgan and Wayne Caldwell:
An Afternnon in Appalachia
Saturday, March 5, 2016, 2-4pm
The Reuter Center at UNC-Asheville
Manheimer Room

An Evening at Fernihurst House
Thursday, March 17, 2016 6-8:30pm
Fernihurst House
AB Tech campus

Please see our Calendar Page for details on each event.
 

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