WNCHA Hidden History Tour – Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School – 2nd Date

Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School Long Ridge Rd, Mars Hill, NC

Join the Western North Carolina Historical Association (WNCHA) Saturday, August 20 at 11AM. This event is free and open to the public. Influenced by the work of Booker T. Washington, in the 1900s, the Julius Rosenwald Fund helped create schools across the American South for African American students. Between 1929-1930, this funding helped construct one […]

WNCHA History Hour – Mountain Thunder: Stock Car Racing in Buncombe County

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Join the Western North Carolina Historical Association (WNCHA) Thursday, August 25 at 6pm for this Zoom presentation on the history of stock cars and short track racing in Buncombe County, NC. This program airs live and will be recorded. This talk will explore the captivating history of the four racetracks (Hollywood in Fairview, Asheville-Weaverville, McCormick Field, […]

WNCHA Hikes With a Historian: Newton Academy and South Asheville Cemeteries

Smith-McDowell House 283 Victoria Rd., Asheville, NC

The Western North Carolina Historical Association (WNCHA) invites you to join us for a special four-part Hikes With A Historian series where we explore the stories of several local cemeteries. Register for individual events, or for all four at a discount. The first tour, Wednesday, September 7 from 10:30AM – 12:30PM takes place in Asheville’s […]

WNCHA Hikes With a Historian: Absalom Dillingham Cemetery Walking Tour

Big Ivy Community Center 540 Dillingham Road, Barnardsville, NC

The Western North Carolina Historical Association (WNCHA) invites you to join us for the second event in our special four-part Hikes With A Historian series where we explore the stories of several local cemeteries. Register for individual events, or all four at a discount. The first tour, Wednesday, September 14 from 11AM – 12:30PM takes […]

WNCHA History Hour: Revisiting The Maya of Morganton

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Join the Western North Carolina Historical Association (WNCHA) for this History Hour presentation Tuesday, September 20 at 6pm via Zoom. This event airs live and will be recorded. In the 1990s, Morganton, North Carolina became the new home of several hundred Guatemalan and Mexican-born workers, and the site of their struggle for labor rights and […]

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WNCHA Hikes With a Historian: Hot Springs Cemeteries Walking Tour

Hot Springs 64 Bridge St, Hot Springs, NC

The Western North Carolina Historical Association (WNCHA) invites you to join us for the third event in our special four-part Hikes With A Historian series where we explore the stories of several local cemeteries. This tour, Wednesday, September 21 from 10AM – 12:30PM takes place in various cemeteries in Hot Springs, North Carolina. Hot Springs […]

WNCHA Hikes With a Historian: Guastavino Estate Ruins and Cemetery Tour

Christmount Conference Center 222 Fern Way, Black Mountain, NC

Join the Western North Carolina Historical Association (WNCHA) Wednesday, September 28 from 11AM – 12:30PM as we conclude our special Hikes With a Historian: Cemeteries tours at the Christmount Christian Assembly in Black Mountain. Renowned architect and builder, Rafael Guastavino and his wife, Francesca, retired to Black Mountain after he completed working on the Biltmore House […]

WNCHA Hikes With A Historian – Rebels and Loyalists: Mountaineers and the Battle of Kings Mountain

Bradley Nature Preserve Grays Chapel Church Rd, Rutherfordton, NC

Join the Western North Carolina Historical Association (WNCHA) Saturday, October 1 from 10-1PM as we explore the American Revolutionary War in WNC with a guided hike. Many of us are probably at least somewhat familiar with the 1780 battle at Kings Mountain, as well as the legendary “Overmountain Men” who marched across WNC in search […]

ReadWNC Series: The Ballad of Frankie Silver

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Our ReadWNC series concludes Tuesday, October 4 with author Sharyn McCrumb discussing the true events behind her novel The Ballad of Frankie Silver. In this series, authors and historians explore the facts behind the fiction in books centered in WNC. We encourage you to read the books in advance and bring your own questions to […]

WNCHA History Hour: Lost Cove, North Carolina

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Join the Western North Carolina Historical Association (WNCHA) Thursday, October 6 at 6pm via Zoom for this program exploring the lost community of Lost Cove in Yancey County. This event airs live and will be recorded. Lost Cove, North Carolina was once described as where the “moonshiner frolics unmolested.” The small town in Yancey County […]

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WNCHA History Hour: The Lost North Fork Community

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Join the Western North Carolina Historical Association (WNCHA) Monday, October 17 at 6pm via Zoom for this program exploring the lost North Fork community in Buncombe County. This event airs live and will be recorded. In its heyday, North Fork, located to the northwest of Black Mountain, had a population larger than the nearby City […]

Free - $10.00