WNCHA Presents: Vaccines and Public Health in WNC – Past and Present

Zoom

Join the Western North Carolina Historical Association (WNCHA) Thursday January 20 from 6:30-8PM as we bring you this special event. This free program airs live via Zoom and will be recorded. Three historians will discuss past pandemics and public health crises—including smallpox, polio, and the 1918 flu— in WNC and Appalachia. They are joined by […]

Free

WNCHA Hidden History Hikes and Tours: Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School Tour

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

Join the Western North Carolina Historical Association (WNCHA) Saturday, February 5 at 11AM for our first in-person event of the year. 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 […]

Free

WNCHA History Hour: The Brevard Rosenwald School

Zoom

Join the Western North Carolina Historical Association (WNCHA) Thursday, February 17 at 6PM via Zoom for another program exploring African American education in WNC. We hope you are able to tour the Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School with us, but for those unable, or who simply want to learn more, please join us as Betty […]

Free - $10.00

WNCHA History Hour – West End Women: Liquor, Labor, and Love in New Deal Urban Appalachia

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Join the Western North Carolina Historical Association (WNCHA) Thursday, March 24 at 6PM. This program airs live via Zoom The area of Asheville known today as the River Arts District has not always been such a pleasant neighborhood. For most of the 20th century the community was home to various manufacturing operations and the workers […]

$5.00

Annual Fundraising Dinner at Historic Fernihurst Mansion

Fernihurst Mansion 70 Fernihurst Drive, Asheville, NC

The Western North Carolina Historical Association invites you to an evening of fine dining with proceeds benefiting historic preservation.The Western North Carolina Historical Association invites you to an evening of fine dining with proceeds benefiting historic preservation. Prepared by the nationally-recognized and award-winning culinary department at A-B Tech, the all-inclusive, five-course gourmet dinner has become […]

$100.00 - $135.00

WNCHA History Hour: The Spirits Still Move Them Documentary Screening

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Join the Western North Carolina Historical Association (WNCHA) as we bring you a special documentary screening, Tuesday, April 5 from 6:30-8PM. This event airs live via Zoom. We will have time for audience questions after the approximately 1-hour film. Most of what we think we know about moonshining history is wrong.  That’s one of the […]

Free - $10.00

NC 11: Partisanship, Polarization, and Politics in a Mountain District

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Join the Western North Carolina Historical Association (WNCHA) Thursday, April 21 at 6PM as continue our April programming theme of historic WNC politics. This event airs live via Zoom and will be recorded. The 11th congressional district sits in the Western corner of North Carolina—wedged between North Carolina’s borders with Tennessee, South Carolina, and Georgia. […]

Free - $10.00

“Queer Voices of the Past and Present”: Documenting, Remembering, and Celebrating LGBTQ Lives in Western North Carolina

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Join the Western North Carolina Historical Association (WNCHA) Thursday, June 2 at 6PM as we kick off our month of Pride and LGBTQ+ history programming. This event airs live via Zoom. West of Asheville there has been little research on LGBTQ history or activism. Just last year, Dr. Travis Rountree and colleagues from Western Carolina […]

Free - $10.00