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



"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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