LitCafé: Historic Tales of Sylva and Jackson County w Jim Buchanan

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Our LitCafé series continues as author and WNCHA board member Jim Buchanan discusses his recently-published work Historic Tales of Sylva and Jackson County. His book was a nominee for the 2020 Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award. Join us Tuesday, July 13 at 6pm for this virtual event. The Author: A Jackson County native, Sylva-Webster and Western Carolina […]

Free - $5.00

WNC History Lecture Series: Literature and Stereotypes

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All good things must come to an end. On Thursday, July 29, Dr. Erica Abrams Locklear of UNCA will conclude our Intro to WNC Lecture Series with a discussion of literature and stereotypes of western North Carolina and Appalachia. From traveler accounts and color writers, to stereotyped hillbillies and a romanticized land, this presentation examines […]

Free - $5.00

WNCHA Outdoor Experiences: The Buncombe Turnpike

Palmetto Trail Anders Road, Zirconia

Ready to hit the old dusty trail and explore the history of the Buncombe Turnpike? Join us Saturday, August 7 as special guest Lauren May of the Vance Birthplace State Historic Site partners with the Western North Carolina Historical Association to lead a hike in the historic Saluda Gap. This area was the southern terminus […]

Shiloh, Past and Present

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Join us (virtually) on Tuesday, August 12 at 6:30pm as we bring you a multi-generational discussion of Asheville's historic Shiloh community. Shiloh is one of Asheville's oldest historically Black communities, and was inhabited by many newly freed people after the Civil War. Owing to construction of the Biltmore Estate, and later changes wrought by highway […]

Free - $7.00

LitCafé: Anne Chesky Smith Presents Murder at Asheville’s Battery Park Hotel

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Join us (virtually) Tuesday, August 24 at 6PM for a special LitCafé event. WNCHA Executive Director Anne Chesky Smith will discuss her new book Murder at Asheville's Battery Park Hotel: The Search for Helen Clevenger's Killer, out July 26. In 1936, Helen Clevenger's uncle discovered her bloodied body crumpled on the floor of her small […]

Free - $5.00

LitCafé: Peter Barr Presents Exploring North Carolina’s Lookout Towers

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LitCafé continues Tuesday, September 7 at 6PM. We are joined by Peter Barr who will discuss his recently-published book, Exploring North Carolina's Lookout Towers: A Guide to Hikes and Vistas. This event airs live and will be recorded as well. As usual, we will hold a Q&A session following Peter's presentation. About the Author: Peter […]

Free - $5.00

WNCHA Experiences: Henry River Mill Village Tour

Henry River Mill Village 4255 Henry River Rd, Hickory

Join us Saturday, Oct 16 as WNCHA takes a private tour of the Henry River Mill Village outside of Morganton, North Carolina. From 1905 until the 1960s, the Henry River Manufacturing Company relied on hundreds of individuals and families manufacturing yarn in this mill and living in its constructed village. The main mill burned in […]