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 […]

WNCHA Outdoor Experiences: Paddle the French Broad

Amboy Road River Park 180 Amboy Road, Asheville

“For the French Broad is, above all, a region of life, with all the richness and paradox of life. Water, forests, plants, animals, people: thronging here in rare and wonderful variety.” - Wilma Dykeman, The French Broad On Saturday, September 11, the Western North Carolina Historical Association (WNCHA), in partnership with Montreat College’s Outdoor Recreation […]

Free - $40.00

WNCHA Outdoor Experiences: Big Ivy Hike

Big Ivy Historical Park 550 Dillingham Rd, Barnardsville

Join the Western North Carolina Historical Association Saturday, September 25 at 11am as we tour the Big Ivy Historical Park and then hike to the nearby Little Snowball Mountain. Buncombe County's Big Ivy region is a special place. Hemmed in by mountains and, more recently, national forest land, this valley which encompasses the communities of […]

Free - $10.00

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 […]