THE WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION PRESENTS:

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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

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Happy Thanksgiving
We will be closed Thursday, Nov. 27, THANKSGIVING DAY
Please visit us when we reopen on Friday, November 28.


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

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