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

Join the Friends of the NC Room for THREE events in October!

Thursday October 17- Sunday October 20: OUT! A Pop Up Exhibit featuring material from our LGBT+ Archives Thursday, October 24, 6-7 pm: The Ravenscroft Reserve October 30: The Panoramic Photos of Herbert W. Pelton ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Thursday October 17- Sunday October 20: OUT! A Pop Up Exhibit featuring material from our LGBT+ Archives OUT! A Pop … Continue reading Join the Friends of the NC Room for THREE events in October!

Stephens-Lee High School Reunion June 2018

The North Carolina Room was graciously invited to attend the Stephens-Lee Alumni Reunion Friday night's festivities on July 6th, 2018 at the Stephens-Lee Center. We met and talked with some wonderful people--all of whom were so proud of being graduates of Stephens-Lee. We collected some good stories and memories while there.   Stephens-Lee opened March … Continue reading Stephens-Lee High School Reunion June 2018

The Faculty of Stephens-Lee High School: A Tribute

Stephens-Lee High School, known of as “The Castle on the Hill,” was designed by Asheville architect Ronald Greene at a cost of $115,000 and opened on March 7, 1923. It was designed for a capacity of 900 students and it opened with 856. It was the only public high school for blacks in Asheville. Some … Continue reading The Faculty of Stephens-Lee High School: A Tribute

Exhibit At The Y.M.I Should Not Be Missed: “Americans Who Tell The Truth”

The YMI Cultural Center is currently exhibiting a diverse cross-section of 52 portraits from the “Americans Who Tell the Truth” portrait project.   The portraits, painted by artist Robert Shetterly, form an extraordinarily powerful and inspiring civic engagement/traveling art exhibition. This collection of paintings now contains portraits of 210 courageous truth-tellers, both historical and current day. These include … Continue reading Exhibit At The Y.M.I Should Not Be Missed: “Americans Who Tell The Truth”

“On the Front Porch” –A New Photograph Exhibit at Pack Memorial Library

"On The Front Porch" A porch is a passage into a home. It’s where we comfortably pause before entering as well as when leaving. Porches link the private interior with the outdoors, the public sidewalk and street. Porches are where we rest, are silent, or talk quietly with family or friends. We sometimes gather on porches … Continue reading “On the Front Porch” –A New Photograph Exhibit at Pack Memorial Library

Greetings From Asheville! Postcards in the North Carolina Collection

  Greetings From Asheville: Postcards in the North Carolina Collection. Speaker: Terry Taylor Date: Wednesday, March 29th 2017 Time: 12:00 to 1:00   Q: Who has over 3,654 individual postcards and 300 souvenir post card folders in their ever-growing collection? A: The North Carolina Collection at Pack Library , of course! In addition the collection has  11 large postcard … Continue reading Greetings From Asheville! Postcards in the North Carolina Collection

Exhibit: Folk Art of Southern Appalachia

On exhibit at Pack Memorial Library: "Folk Art of Southern Appalachia."   "Folk artists thrive in North Carolina, evolving through self-instruction and emulation of the work of others as well as upholding traditional methods of craft passed down through the generations." "While a consensus definition is difficult, folk art generally refers to work done by untrained, … Continue reading Exhibit: Folk Art of Southern Appalachia

Program at Pack, The Unforgettable Rampage: Remembering the Flood of 1916

On Sunday morning July 16, 1916 Edith Vanderbilt was notified of the rising water and the dangerous conditions at Biltmore Village. "Without warning at 4:00 the Swannanoa River overflowed the village. Men plunged into the stream carrying their wives and children. Horses turned loose plunged madly through the flooded streets in the darkness. In an … Continue reading Program at Pack, The Unforgettable Rampage: Remembering the Flood of 1916