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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 Blue Ridge Parkway Exhibit

The current exhibit at the Smith-McDowell House features
photographs and drawings that illustrate the planning and building of 
the Blue Ridge Parkway from the 1930s-1980s.

Original furniture from homes "displaced" by the Parkway's construction will be on display
along with contemporary paintings of the Parkway by local WNC artist
Jeff Pittman


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Kiffin Rockwell:
 Asheville's Celebrated WWI Fighter Pilot



Please join History Professor Marc McClure (Walters State Community College) as he presents 
the story of Kiffin Rockwell of Asheville who joined the French Army
immediately upon the start of WWI in 1914.  After two years of battle in the trenches,
Kiffin gained admittance into the French Air Corps and quickly became a legend
in the newly formed American Lafayette Escadrille fighter squadron.  

Along with his insight into Kiffin's early days in WNC and later exploits in France,
Dr. McClure will show his documentary film, Valor, which highlights Rockwell's
experiences through his own letters and materials from the French National Archives.

This is the story of a young boy from WNC who is highly decorated and honored 
by the French Government for his remarkable courage against
German Aviators in the skies over France.


The program will begin at 2:00pm on Saturday, October1, 2016
at the Reuter Center on the campus of UNC-Asheville.


Tickets sold at the door.
General Public: $5.00 donation requested
WNCHA members: free 




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August 20, 2016
Crafty Historian: Decoupage Notebook

Children's event: For info click to this page: http://wnchistory.org/educationalprograms.html​ and scroll to the bottom of the page. 


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