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: 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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WNCHA History Hour: African American Music Traditions in WNC

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Dr. William Turner and Dr. Ted Olson discuss African American musical contributions to WNC in this live Zoom webinar. Join the Western North Carolina Historical Association (WNCHA) Thursday, January 13 at 6PM as we kick off our 2022 lineup of programming. This event airs live via Zoom. The mountains of WNC and Appalachia are home […]

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

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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 […]

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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 […]

WNCHA History Hour – Missing History: Jewish Life in Western North Carolina

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Join the Western North Carolina Historical Association (WNCHA) Thursday, May 19, at 6PM. This program airs live via Zoom. Little has been documented about the Jewish history of Western North Carolina, yet clues are all around us. Jews could be found in many towns including Brevard, Hendersonville, Statesville, Asheville, Rosman, Boone, Blowing Rock, Franklin, Sylva, […]

“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 […]

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WNCHA History Hour: Musical Instruments in WNC

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Join the Western North Carolina Historical Association (WNCHA) Thursday, July 7 at 6PM as we kick off our month of music history programming. This event airs live via Zoom and will be recorded. From early Native Americans to buskers on modern street corners, music and musical instruments have always been part of the cultural landscape […]

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, August 6 at 11AM. 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 students. Between 1929-1930, this funding helped construct one […]

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ReadWNC Series: The Ballad of Frankie Silver

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Our ReadWNC series concludes Tuesday, October 4 with author Sharyn McCrumb discussing the true events behind her novel The Ballad of Frankie Silver. In this series, authors and historians explore the facts behind the fiction in books centered in WNC. We encourage you to read the books in advance and bring your own questions to […]

WNCHA History Hour: Lost Cove, North Carolina

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Join the Western North Carolina Historical Association (WNCHA) Thursday, October 6 at 6pm via Zoom for this program exploring the lost community of Lost Cove in Yancey County. This event airs live and will be recorded. Lost Cove, North Carolina was once described as where the “moonshiner frolics unmolested.” The small town in Yancey County […]

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