WNCHA Lectures: Beacon Blanket Mill

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The Western North Carolina Historical Association concludes our month of labor history programming Thursday, October 21 at 6PM. Join us (virtually via Zoom) for a presentation on the history of Swannanoa's Beacon Blanket mill from writer and director Rebecca Williams. The Beacon Blanket mill was once billed as the "largest blanket manufacturer in the world." […]

Free - $5.00

And the creek don’t rise: a history of floods in WNC

Zoom Webinar

Join the Friends of the East Asheville Library to learn about the history of flooding in Western North Carolina with Anne Chesky Smith, director of the WNC Historical Association. For more information or to register:

WNCHA Presents: 1874 Illustrations for “The Land of the Sky”

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A virtual event exploring the illustrations of the famous Land of the Sky novel by Frances Tiernan Join the Western North Carolina Historical Association Thursday, November 4 at 6pm as we bring you this special event via Zoom. History shouldn’t be boring. W.L. Sheppard’s illustrations for Frances Tiernan’s notable novel are not — illustrating her blockbuster […]

Free - $5.00

WNCHA Presents: Narrow Gauge Logging Railroads of the Champion Fibre Company

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Join the Western North Carolina Historical Association on Zoom Thursday, November 23 at 6PM as we bring you this virtual event featuring guest Gerald (Jerry) Ledford. In 1905, paper manufacturer Peter Gibson Thomson came to western North Carolina in search of pulpwood and a suitable location for a mammoth pulp mill that would provide pulp […]

Free - $5.00