THE WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION PRESENTS:

Header Image WNC Historical Society

Located on the Campus

of A-B Tech Community College at

283 Victoria Road

Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 253-9231

iscover 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

CIVIL WAR PARK DAY
SATURDAY, APRIL 5, 2014
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

THE CRAFTY HISTORIAN PRESENTS
"CRAFTY EASTER"
SATURDAY - APRIL 12, 2014
1:00 - 3:00 PM


DOUGLAS ELLINGTON:  ASHEVILLE'S BOOMTOWN ARCHITECT 
EXHIBITION IS OPEN
THROUGH MAY 25, 2014

HAPPY EASTER!!!!!
ASHEVILLE HISTORY CENTER CLOSED
SUNDAY - APRIL 20, 2014

LIVING HISTORY DAYS FOR
GRADES 4 AND 5
MAY 1 - 2, 2014

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

HILLBILLY LAND:  MYTH AND REALITY OF APPALACHIAN CULTURE
EXHIBITION OPENS

JUNE 7, 2014
 

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