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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.


May 22, 2015 4:00 at Asheville Botanical Gardens
The fee for this workshop is $10 and it will last for about an hour. Reservations are required, as there is a limit of 10 participants. Call 828-253-9231 or email to get on the list by Thursday, May 21. Participants will need their own digital camera and should be able to operate it, such as turning the flash on and off, zooming and saving the image.

Tim Jones will be the facilitator for this workshop. Mr. Jones is a deacon at St. James Church and he works with the Rescue Mission in Hendersonville. He is an amateur photographer and loves to shoot nature scenes late in the afternoon. His photographs show an eye for the light and highlighting the subject. 
Participants will have the opportunity to compete in a photography contest that will be a part of the William Bartram Exhibition at the Asheville History Center from June 12 to October. One photo from each participant will be displayed in the Exhibition and visitors will be able to vote on their favorite. There will be monetary prizes for First, Second and Third Places. 

Examples of Tim Jones' photographs to be added soon.

June 12 - October 31, 2015

Bartram’s Journey: The 1775 Journey of William Bartram to Western North Carolina.

 ~Join Us on June 12th ~
for a Special Preview during extended museum hours from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
 followed by a reception and opening lecture from 6:30-8 p.m. at
Ferguson Auditorium on the campus of A-B Tech.
Guest Speaker: Brent Martin - Southern Appalachian Director of the Wilderness Society

Admission to the Asheville history Center on this date includes a complimentary ticket to an evening reception and an introductory presentation by special guest, Brent Martin, the Southern Appalachian Director of The Wilderness Society at 6:30 – 8 p.m. at Ferguson Auditorium in the A-B Tech campus. Tickets at the door will be $10: free admission for members of the Asheville History Center.


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