Lit Cafe – Back of Beyond: A Horace Kephart Biography

Zoom Webinar

An icon of the Southern Appalachian region known for books such as Camping and Woodcraft and Our Southern Highlanders, Horace Kephart was instrumental in efforts to create a national park in the Smokies and to establish the Appalachian Trail through North Carolina and Tennessee. This librarian-turned-woodsman had a far-reaching effect on wilderness literature and outdoor […]

Free - $5.00

Asheville’s Monuments: Past, Present, & Future

Zoom Webinar

Join us via Zoom on Saturday, October 17 at 4:00pm for a virtual symposium focusing on monuments and commemoration in Asheville presented by the Western North Carolina Historical Association (WNCHA) in collaboration with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. Our city, like many others, is currently wrestling with the meanings and fates […]

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Hike: Horace Kephart’s Smokies

Bryson City Cemetery 80 Hillside Drive, Bryson City

“The richness of the Great Smoky forest has been the wonder and admiration of everyone who has traversed it.” - Horace Kephart, Our Southern Highlanders On Saturday, October 24, the Western North Carolina Historical Association and UNC Asheville historian Dan Pierce will lead a guided hike of an area in the Smokies frequently traversed by […]

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