EVENT–THE PANORAMIC PHOTOGRAPHS OF HERBERT PELTON: ASHEVILLE 1905-1930 BY BENJAMIN PORTER

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 30, 2019 FROM 6:00 TO 7:00 PM LORD AUDITORIUM PACK MEMORIAL LIBRARY LOWER LEVEL THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Light Refreshments will be served H. W. Pelton panoramic photograph of Pack Square from the north centered on the Vance Monument, 1910. B440-XX The photograph above is probably one of … Continue reading EVENT–THE PANORAMIC PHOTOGRAPHS OF HERBERT PELTON: ASHEVILLE 1905-1930 BY BENJAMIN PORTER

The Ravenscroft Reserve: Its History and Importance

Presentation This Thursday, October 24 from 6:00-7:00 Pack Memorial Library, Lord Auditorium, lower level. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Where is the Ravenscroft Reserve? The Ravenscroft Reserve is located at 11 Collier Avenue north of Banks Avenue, at the southern end of Ravenscroft Drive. The … Continue reading The Ravenscroft Reserve: Its History and Importance

“Sue Cow! Sukee, sukee, sukee! Sue cow!” Farm Hollering: Wednesday June 26th

WEDNESDAY JUNE 26, 2019 FROM 6:00 TO 7:00 PM “HOLLERING: FARM CALLS FROM RURAL NORTH CAROLINa" PRESENTED BY SARO LYNCH-THOMASON LORD AUDITORIUM, PACK MEMORIAL LIBRARY, LOWER LEVEL. ALL EVENTs ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Light Refreshments will be served Blanche Wells (Mrs. Buck Abrams) feeding chickens at Sandy Mush. July 3, 1923.   … Continue reading “Sue Cow! Sukee, sukee, sukee! Sue cow!” Farm Hollering: Wednesday June 26th

Upcoming Program: Secrets from a Mountain Cove with Bob Brunk

Please join the North Carolina Room for our free monthly program tomorrow evening in Lord Auditorium from 6-7 pm. “SECRETS OF A MOUNTAIN COVE; A FAMILY’S LIFE WITH ARCHAEOLOGY” An Illustrated Essay by Bob Brunk Light Refreshments will be served. Bob, his wife Jan, and their two small children moved to a steep mountain farm … Continue reading Upcoming Program: Secrets from a Mountain Cove with Bob Brunk

Eliada Orphanage with Oral Historian Clifford Davids Saturday October 27, 2018

  Saturday October 27 from 2:00 to 3:00 Eliada Orphanage with Oral Historian Clifford Davids Pack Memorial Library, Lord Auditorium, lower level. All events are free and open to the public Refreshments will be served. Clifford Davids has spent almost two decades gathering stories of extraordinary human endurance. Between 1996 and 1998 he traveled regularly from the … Continue reading Eliada Orphanage with Oral Historian Clifford Davids Saturday October 27, 2018

What’s the Coolest Organization to Belong to in Asheville?

  Answer: The Friends of the North Carolina Room! We are a fun and varied group of Asheville residents who love local Asheville history. We love to get together and . . . yes . . . talk about local history. We love to socialize, i.e., eat, drink and talk together.   This years Friends … Continue reading What’s the Coolest Organization to Belong to in Asheville?

Event: A Local Artist’s Lifetime of Work Gets Digitized By an Digital Historian

Saturday September 15, 2018 from 2:00 to 3:30 An Artist's Work Gets Digitized With Art Historian and Digital Archivist Erin Dickey & Local Artist Connie Bostic Pack Memorial Library, Lord Auditorium, Lower Level All events are free and open to the public. Light appetizers will be served. As a Fellow in the Learning from Artists' … Continue reading Event: A Local Artist’s Lifetime of Work Gets Digitized By an Digital Historian

EVENT: “A Grocery on (Almost) Every Block” with Terry Taylor and Nan Chase

Wednesday June 27, 2018 from 6:00 to 7:30  “Asheville Shops For Dinner: A Grocery on (almost) Every Block” Nan Chase and Terry Taylor This multimedia lecture will include an eye-opening overview of the history of grocery stores in Asheville from the 1880’s until the opening of our own Ingle’s grocery chain in the early 1960’s. The lecture … Continue reading EVENT: “A Grocery on (Almost) Every Block” with Terry Taylor and Nan Chase

Announcing the Fairview Community History Project: It Has Begun!

Announcing the 2018 Fairview Community History Project Can anyone tell us if that is Cedar Mountain? Do you remember Fairview 20, 50 or even 70 years ago? Will you tell us your story? Will you help us collect Fairview's History? The North Carolina Room at Pack Memorial Library is working in conjunction with the Fairview … Continue reading Announcing the Fairview Community History Project: It Has Begun!