History at Home – Craft Corner

This activity can be done using common materials found in your home. But we’ve also constructed kits that are available for pick-up at the Smith-McDowell House Museum at 283 Victoria Road. Fill out the form below to reserve a kit. First come, first served.

One per household, please. $5 suggested donation per kit.

Looking for a fun activity that combines history and science? Try making butter at home! All you need is a jar and some heavy cream.

In 1987, the Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County put together Color Me Asheville: A Coloring Book for Children and Adults.

In May 1920, students at Asheville High School were asked to create posters “in four colors…represent[ing] the apple in all its glory” to help advertise the first WNC Apple Show, which took place in downtown Asheville in October 1920.

The festival was originally supposed to take place in November 1918, but was cancelled due to the 1918 flu epidemic.

Draw your own poster for the 1920 Western North Carolina Apple Show. Remember you can only use 4 colors and make sure to “celebrate the apple in all its glory.”

Clippings: Asheville Citizen Times May 9, 2020

Images: WNC Apple Show, October 1920, E.M. Ball Collection, Ramsey Library Special Collection

Submit your design to [email protected] for a free WNCHA student membership and to have your work featured on our social media.