THE WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION PRESENTS:

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Located on A-B Tech Campus
283 Victoria Rd, Asheville, 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

May 9: "The Loss of Local Control": Economic Developments in Western North Carolina After 1865 
2 p.m. Ferguson Auditorium (on the campus of A-B Tech) 
presented by Dr. Gordon McKinney
Suggested donation $5

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HILLBILLY LAND:  MYTH AND REALITY OF APPALACHIAN CULTURE
EXHIBITION 
THROUGH  MAY 17, 2015

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