THE WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION PRESENTS:
Fred Chappell is an American treasure whose roots in western North Carolina have fed his literary gifts and influenced his sizable and remarkable contributions to our nation's literary heritage. -- Sandy Ballard
DOUGLAS ELLINGTON: ASHEVILLE'S BOOMTOWN ARCHITECT
EXHIBITION IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC THROUGH MARCH OF 2014
Ashevillle's economic and building boom of the 1920s created a rarified atmosphere, unique within western North Carolina. Douglas Ellington is chiefly known as the architect who changed Asheville into an Art Deco showplace. The combination of available architectural commissions, Asheville's dream to be "modern" and the growing influences of art deco fed Ellington's creativity. With his ability to combine architectural styles, he produced a series of one of a kind buildings--buildings which changed the face of Asheville. Douglas Ellington: Asheville's Boomtown Architect presents Ellington's Asheville creations through photographs and objects. This exhibit explores his design of these buildings and compares and contrasts them with his pre- and post- Asheville architectural designs.
This major sponsors of this exhibition are First Citizens Bank, the Esse Quam Videri Foundation, Robert and Donna Kelly and Robin Ellen Meyers. The Board of Trustees is extremely grateful for the support of these generous sponsors and the many other donors who contributed to the development of this exhibition.
"TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS" AT THE SMITH MCDOWELL HOUSE
OPENS ON NOVEMBER 20
November 16, 2013 - January 5, 2014
Weekly: Wednesday - Sunday
Admission: Adults - $10.00 and Children - $5.00
We would like to invite you to visit the History Center at the Smith McDowell House during this upcoming holiday season. Enjoy the festively decorated period rooms and hallways of our 1840s house. Decorations will include live trees and displays of holiday traditions, appropriate to the period, in our six interpreted rooms from the 1840s winter kitchen to the 1890s dining room. This is a perfect time to bring your friends and family to visit the History Center and the Douglas Ellington: Asheville's Boomtown Architect exhibition.
The Center will be closed on Thanksgiving day, November 28. We will also be closed on December 25 and 26 for the Christmas Holiday and New Year's Day on January 1, 2014.
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