THE WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION PRESENTS:

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Located on A-B Tech Campus

                                                                                                     283 Victoria Road
                                                                                                    Asheville, NC 28801


 

 

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.                                                                                                                                               

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

What’s New

2014 Outstanding Achievement Award
Honoring Dr. Gordon McKinney

Saturday, February 28, 2015
Reuter Center
UNC-Asheville Campus
One University Heights
Asheville, NC 28804-8511

This event is free and open to the public

McKinney was nominated for the award by Dr. Catherine Frank of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UNC-Asheville who remarked that McKinney "...has educated generations of students who have benefited from his clear and thorough approach to his subject", and "expanded the reach of Appalachian studies beyond the academic setting". Join us to honor his work and impact.
Reception follows award ceremony
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"The Raindrop Waltz" by Gary Carden
Directed by Anita Chapman

March 6 - 7, 2015

A young man tells of his father's death, his abandonment by his mother, and his life growing up with his grandparents. Humorous and poignant, The Raindrop Waltz is a tender story of loss and change.
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Day Trip to Cataloochee with Wayne Caldwell
Saturday, March 21, 2015

Transportation and lunch are provided in the ticket cost
-SOLD OUT-
$60 general public; $55 WNCHA members.

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HILLBILLY LAND:  MYTH AND REALITY OF APPALACHIAN CULTURE
EXHIBITION 
THROUGH  MAY OF 2015

 

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