THE WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION PRESENTS:

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Calendar of Events

Thank you for your interest in our organization's special events and programming.
Please mark your calendar to attend one or more of the following upcoming events. 

*If you are interested in children's programming and events please visit our education page.
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Weather Closing:
We will be closed Friday, January 22 and 23, 2016 due to inclement weather.
Sunday may be closed as well depending on road conditions. 

The Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award Celebration
February 6, 2016, from 4-6pm
Top of the Plaza
Asheville Renaissance Hotel
31 Woodfin Street
 
     Please join us for a ceremony featuring excerpts from finalist works:
The Life of the World to Come, by Joseph Bathanti
Mr. Tall and Other Stories, by Tony Earley
Bearwallow: A Personal History of a Mountain Homeland, by Jeremy Jones
Where All Light Tends to Go, by David Joy

And

The presentation of the 60th annual Thomas Wolfe Award to Doug Orr and Fiona Ritchie for their selected work
Wayfaring Strangers: The Musical Voyage from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia

Reception following the awards program provided by our event sponsor
The Asheville Renaissance Hotel

Tickets: $10.00 for General Public; $5.00 for WNCHA members
Reservations are needed and can be made by:
Calling the Smith-McDowell House at 828-253-9231
or by emailing bill.lineberry@ymail.com
 
 
 
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Robert Morgan and Wayne Caldwell:
An Afternoon in Appalachia
Saturday, March 5, 2016, from 2-4pm
The Reuter Center at UNC-Asheville
Manheimer Room

Please join noted Western North Carolina authors Robert Morgan (Gap Creek, The Road from Gap Creek, and Boone among others) and Wayne Caldwell (Cataloochee and Requiem By Fire) as they discuss how Appalachian place, history and culture made these writers who they are.  In addition, Morgan and Caldwell will offer readings from recent writings and works in progress.
Questions from the audience will be encouraged.

Tickets at the door
General Public - $5.00 donation requested; WNCHA members - free 

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An Evening at Fernihurst House
Thursday, March 17, 2016, from 6-8:30pm
AB Tech campus

Once again, the Western North Carolina Historical Association (WNCHA) joins with the Culinary Division of Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College in inviting our members and friends to enjoy a classical five course dinner in the Fernihurst House on the AB Tech campus.  A portion of the evening's proceeds will go toward WNCHA and Smith-McDowell House projects.

Tickets - $65.00
Reservations are needed
Reservation information available in the near future




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