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BRING BACK THE GAME     Anna and I basically spent a month in Asheville, NC this summer. We returned to Georgia a few days ago, and while we were glad to get home, as we got out of the car, we were met with the suffocating heat that I still have not become acclimated to even though we have lived in Middle Georgia for over 30 years. Every plant in our backyard had dried up and only the belligerent squirrels had survived the summer’s inferno.      We had a great time in Asheville. We visited our…See More
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Amy Garza will be presenting her new memoir, Appalachian Storyteller in a Feed Sack Dress, at City Lights Bookstore onSaturday, August 6th at 3 p.m. Follow Amy as she tells the story of her life as she lived it, each chapter being a story in itself. These are the compelling stories of a mountain girl who found the courage she needed in her life to listen and retell the stories of her family and heritage.  Amy Garza was born and raised in Western North Carolina, which leads her into her many…See More
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The history of Oakley

Oakley is a place with an unforgettable historyby Rob NeufeldAn earlier time PHOTO CAPTION: The Taylor family of Oakley: Jean, Virgil, Sadie Louise, and Dan, c. 1936.  Photo courtesy Dan Taylor.            “We had hobos come to our house, and my mother would never turn them away,” Dan Taylor says of his experience…See More
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FDR and the Haywood farmer, 1937

New Deal boosted Haywood sharecropper’s familyby Rob Neufeld PHOTO CAPTION: Dan Cochran poses with his family—his wife, Ila; Howard, Pansy, and Chester; and Peggy’s and Kaye’s mother, Mabel Jean—dressed in clothes provided by the photographer, c.1927.            Franklin Delano Roosevelt started going to Warm…See More
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William Ritter & Sarah Ogletree Fundraising Concert at City Lights Bookstore

July 16, 2016 from 6:30pm to 8pm
William Ritter and Sarah Ogletree will perform a fundraising acoustic concert at City Lights Bookstore on Saturday, July 16th at 6:30pm. Donations will be collected for a friend, Aaron Shapiro, to help raise money for a volunteer trip to Malawi to assist with the construction of a school. William Ritter and Sarah Ogletree have been playing traditional mountain music together in WNC for the past five years. Their self-titled CD is on sale in the bookstore and will be available during the…See More
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A Slice of Life: An Evening of Stories at Metro Wines

June 18, 2016 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Connie Regan-Blake is a nationally celebrated storyteller and workshop leader. Join us in this intimate setting (with plenty of parking) for an evening of stories as her storytelling and coaching students "Take the Stage!" You'll enjoy a variety of stories and storytelling styles with tellers Vixi Jil Glen, Christine Phillips Westfeldt, Martha Reed Johnson, Dottie Jean Kirk, Mikalena Zuckett, Lee Lyons and Hettie Barnes. Ticket price includes a glass of wine so 'come on down'! Tickets can be…See More
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Buncombe Chautauqua History Alive - Mark Twain, Amelia Earhart, Matthew Henson, Wernher von Braun at A-B Technical Community College, Ferguson Auditorium, 340 Victoria Rd, Asheville

June 20, 2016 at 7pm to June 23, 2016 at 7pm
Nationally acclaimed historical interpreters perform as four of American's Greatest Adventures.Laugh out loud with MARK TWAIN, the iconic world traveler and wily intellectual whose books inspired America’s spirit of adventure.Take to the skies with AMELIA EARHART, whose courage and plucky personality showed how women could soar beyond society's expectations.Race to the North Pole with MATTHEW HENSON, the intrepid African American explorer who co–discovered the North Pole.Blast into space with…See More
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Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award at Asheville Renaissance Hotel

February 7, 2015 from 5pm to 7pm
Honoring Author Robert Morgan for his selected work"The Road From Gap Creek". The presentation of the award includes a reading followed by a reception.For more informationSee More
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Social Function of Narrative in Appalachian Society with Charlotte Ross at Ferguson Auditorium - A-B Tech Campus

August 9, 2014 from 2pm to 3:30pm
Presented by the Asheville History Center - Smith McDowell House in conjunction with the exhibition Hillbilly Land:  Myth and Reality of Appalachian Culture currently on view at the Smith McDowell House. Made possible through a grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council.See More
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Screening of "Stark Love" filmed in NC in 1929 at A-B Tech Ferguson Auditorium

June 21, 2014 from 2pm to 4pm
The movie, filmed in 1929 in Graham County NC, accompanies the Asheville History Center's "Hillbilly Land" exhibition.See More
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Wear the Best You've Got presented by Laura Boosinger at AB-Tech Campus Ferguson Auditorium

June 7, 2014 from 2pm to 4pm
Musician Laura Boosinger will present a lecture/demonstration on the legendary folklorist and mountain music performer, Bascom Lamar Lunsford.  The program is presented in conjunction with the new exhibition "Hillbilly Land" Myth and Reality of Appalachian Culture at the Asheville History Center-Smith McDowell House.See More
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Wiley Cash to receive Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award at Magnolia Building on AB Tech Main Campus

February 1, 2014 from 5pm to 7pm
Wiley Cash will receive the 2013 Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award at a presentation ceremony and reception. Wiley Cash will be present to accept his award and a cash prize that accompanies the award.The presentation and reception is free and open to the public.  Reservations are requested by emailing smh@wnchistory.org or by calling 828-253-9231See More
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Lecture on Architect Douglas Ellington at First Baptist Church Dining Room

September 19, 2013 from 7:30pm to 9pm
Dr. Isabelle Gournay from the University of Maryland will discuss the Ecole des Beaux Arts influence on Architect Douglas Ellington and his buildings in Asheville.  Presented by the Asheville History Center at the Smith McDowell House.  Douglas Ellington designed the First Baptist Church as well as several other iconic buildings in Asheville.See More
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"Aftermath of the Civil War" A lecture in WNCHA's Civil War Series at Reuter Center at UNCA

June 15, 2013 from 2pm to 3:30pm
Dr. Gordon McKinney and Dr. Steve Nash will describe and analyze the attempt to recreate the social, political and economic world after the Civil War in western North Carolina.  Special emphasis will be placed on racial adjustment, improving transportation and the development of the Appalachian stereotype.  Sponsored by the Western North Carolina Historical Association and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.  Open to the public, admission to members of WNCHA and OLLI is free.  $5.00 for…See More
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Civil War Lecture by Dr. Gordon McKinney at Simpson Lecture Hall on the AB Tech Campus

May 18, 2013 from 2pm to 3:30pm
Presented by the Western North Carolina Historical Association in collaboration with OOsher Lifelong Learning Institute,  the lecture will feature Dr. McKinney who will speak on the colorful William Holland Thomas.  The only white man to become Principal Chief of the Cherokee, Thomas was legal adviser to the Cherokees and a prominent local political leader during the Civil War.See More
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STONEMAN'S RAID, 1865 at Simpson Lecture Hall on the AB Tech Campus

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Chris J. Hartley, author of the book Stoneman's Raid, 1865 is presenting the lecture as part of the Western North Carolina Historical Association's 2013 Civil War Lecture Series.  The lecture is open to the public.  A donation of $5.00 is suggested.  Members of the Association and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute may attend free of charge. See More
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WNC Historical Association at AB Tech Ferguson Auditorium

April 4, 2013 from 7pm to 9pm
Lecture and Slide program entitled Western North Carolina Art Pottery by well-known potter, Rodney H. Leftwich.  A Reception and small exhibit of selected pieces from Mr. Leftwich's collection will follow the lecture at the Smith McDowell House Museum.  Cost:  $10.00 per person ($5.00 for WNCHA members.)  Tickets can be purchased by calling 828-253-9231 or on line at www.wnchistory.org.See More
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Sacred Bodies: Caring for the Dead During and After the War at Reuter Center on the UNCA Campus

March 16, 2013 from 2pm to 4:30pm
Western North Carolina Historical Association presents this lecture as part of its 2013 Civil War Lecture Series.  Presented by three North Carolina Archivists, this lecture will address the dead and the handling of them during the Civil War.  Thousands of men and women gave their lives in this conflict and died from battle and often disease.See More
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Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award

The Western North Carolina Historical Association is currently accepting nominations for the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award.  Originated by the Lipinsky family, and funded by Mrs. JoAnn L. Edwinn, the Award has been presented annually, since 1955,  for printed works that focus special attention on Western North Carolina.Entries must be a published work of fiction, nonfiction, drama or poetry with a publication date in 2011 or no later than June 1, 2012.  The author must be a native of the…See More
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Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award

The Western North Carolina Historical Association is currently accepting nominations for the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award.  Originated by the Lipinsky family, and funded by Mrs. JoAnn L. Edwinn, the Award has been presented annually, since 1955,  for printed works that focus special attention on Western North Carolina.

Entries must be a published work of fiction, nonfiction, drama or poetry with a publication date in 2011 or no later than June 1, 2012.  The author must be a…

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