LitCafé: John Ehle’s The Road w Steve Little and Dr. Richard Starnes

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LitCafé: John Ehle's The Road w Steve Little and Dr. Richard Starnes Join us April 13 at 6pm. This third event in our LitCafé series explores John Ehle's 1967 book, The Road. Set in western North Carolina, this work of fiction is based on the real history and people behind the Western North Carolina Railroad […]

Free - $5.00

LitCafe Experiences: History Hike with the RAIL Project

Point Lookout Trail, Ridgecrest Trailhead Mill Creek Road, Old Fort

This is one special hike you do not want to miss! John Ehle's The Road After reading and discussing John Ehle's work of historical fiction The Road, join WNCHA for a special hike exploring the real history of the incarcerated laborers who toiled and often died constructing the Western NC Railroad. We are joined by […]

Free - $20.00

LitCafe Experiences: History Hike with the RAIL Project (Hike 2)

Point Lookout Trail, Ridgecrest Trailhead Mill Creek Road, Old Fort

After reading and discussing John Ehle’s work of historical fiction The Road, join WNCHA for a special hike exploring the real history of the incarcerated laborers who toiled and often died constructing the Western NC Railroad. We are joined by a special guest presenter, member of the RAIL Project committee and mayor of Marion, Steve Little. By popular […]

Free - $20.00

WNC History Lecture Series: Rep. John Ager on the Drover’s Road and Sherill’s Inn

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Join us for the third event in our Intro to WNC Lecture Series. Rep. John Ager will discuss the drover's road through the Hickory Nut Gap and the historic Sherill's Inn. After the presentation, we will hold a Q&A where the audience can ask questions. Western NC once hosted large herds of livestock being driven […]

Free - $5.00

LitCafe: Mary Burnette presents Lige of the Black Walnut Tree

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LitCafe: Mary Othella Burnette presents Lige of the Black Walnut Tree For the fourth installment of this year's LitCafe series, we are very excited to bring you author and local native Mary Othella Burnette who will present her recently published memoir Lige of the Black Walnut Tree: Growing Up Black in Southern Appalachia. This virtual […]

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WNCHA 2020 Outstanding Achievement Award Ceremony

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WNC Historical Association presents Outstanding Achievement Award to Ann Miller Woodford The WNCHA 2020 Outstanding Achievement Award will be presented to Ann Miller Woodford for her work preserving and promoting the history of African American people in far western North Carolina, on Tuesday, May 18 at 6:30pm via Zoom. The live Zoom webinar is free […]

WNC History Lecture Series: Kieta Osteen-Cochrane on Tuberculosis & Tourism

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Join us (virtually) for our fourth installment in the WNC History Lecture Series. Asheville native and WNCHA board member Kieta Osteen-Cochrane will present on the Von Ruck Sanitarium—one of many such facilities built in and around Asheville to treat tuberculosis patients in the late 1800s-early 1900s—as well as its impacts on Asheville and regional tourism. […]

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LitCafé: Dale Neal on Appalachian Book of the Dead

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Join us (virtually) for another installment of LitCafé as author Dale Neal discusses his writing and most recent work Appalachian Book of the Dead, a finalist for the 2020 Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award. The event kicks off at 6pm. Like all of our virtual programs, this event will be recorded and available for you […]

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WNC History Lecture Series: Sites of Resistance

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For the fifth installment in our Intro to WNC Lecture Series, we are joined by two researchers and historians who will present on sites of African American history and resistance here in western North Carolina. Ronnie Pepper will discuss his research into the Kingdom of Happy Land, demonstrating the importance of viewing it from an […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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