WNCHA Outdoor Experiences: Big Ivy Hike

WNCHA Outdoor Experiences: Big Ivy Hike

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,...
WNCHA Outdoor Experiences: Paddle the French Broad

WNCHA Outdoor Experiences: Paddle the French Broad

“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...
Shiloh, Past and Present

Shiloh, Past and Present

Join us (virtually) on Thursday, August 12 at 6:30pm as we bring you a multi-generational discussion of Asheville’s historic Shiloh community. We are joined by a special moderator—Jefferson Ellison of JAWBREAKING Creative. Founded by newly freed people after the...
WNCHA Outdoor Experiences: The Buncombe Turnpike

WNCHA Outdoor Experiences: The Buncombe Turnpike

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...
WNC History Lecture Series: Literature and Stereotypes

WNC History Lecture Series: Literature and Stereotypes

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...