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!

Hommoney, Hominey, or Hominy? : 52 Weeks, 52 Communities

hominy: n. hulled Indian corn, coarsely ground or broken, used as a cereal and as a vegetable. OR Hominy: two townships in Buncombe County--Upper Hominy and Lower Hominy--are  collectively referred to as Hominy Valley.  Hominy Creek runs from the Haywood County line and meanders through the valley until it joins the French Broad River at … Continue reading Hommoney, Hominey, or Hominy? : 52 Weeks, 52 Communities

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: Jon Elliston: Sex, Lies and Snake Oil

Jon Elliston will explore the bizarre odyssey of John R. Brinkley,  one of Western North Carolina’s most infamous figures. From his humble mountain origins, Brinkley rose to national stature as a medical scam artist. He made a killing on sketchy goat gland implants and other oddball treatments, only to die pretty young and totally broke. At the … Continue reading Event: Jon Elliston: Sex, Lies and Snake Oil

The 1980s: A Vibrant Decade for the Arts in Asheville

A packed house in Lord Auditorium was the scene for the fourth program in the library's series on Asheville in the 1980s.  Sponsored by the Friends of the North Carolina Room, the July 27 event was a lively retrospective on the vibrant art world in 1980s Asheville. Phyllis Lang, former editor of The Arts Journal, … Continue reading The 1980s: A Vibrant Decade for the Arts in Asheville

Upcoming Event: Program on Civilian Conservation Corps Camps in W.N.C.

Author, Filmmaker, Songwriter BILL JAMERSON: Civilian Conservation Corps Camps (CCC) Monday, March 14, 2016, 6:00 - 7:00 pm Pack Memorial Library, Lord Auditorium (Lower Level) 67 Haywood Street, Asheville, North Carolina   Bill Jamerson, recognized for his Public Television documentaries, will present a music and storytelling program about the Civilian Conservation Corps: a nostalgic program … Continue reading Upcoming Event: Program on Civilian Conservation Corps Camps in W.N.C.

The Friends of the North Carolina Room Social at the Rankin House Inn

A Social for the Friends of the North Carolina Room was held Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 at the Rankin House Inn. The oldest frame house in Asheville, it was built in 1848 by William Dinwiddle (1804-1879) and Elizabeth Lightfoot Roadman (1804-1908) Rankin. It was the perfect place for a gathering of people who love local history. The … Continue reading The Friends of the North Carolina Room Social at the Rankin House Inn

Greetings from Asheville

THE ELEGANCE OF ASHEVILLE'S ARCHITECTURE RENDERED ON NOTE CARDS BY ARTIST MARGARET DAHM The Friends of the North Carolina Room are pleased to provide the solution to all of your correspondence needs. Yes, you can stop postponing to write  those long overdue thank you notes because you "don't have a card".  Drop by the North Carolina Room and purchase a pack … Continue reading Greetings from Asheville

“Let’s Talk About Anthony Lord” Presentation: A Glimpse at What Was Told

The Friends of the North Carolina Room sponsored a presentation, "Let's Talk About Anthony Lord" on Thursday, August 28, 2014. Seventy-five people attended the event and got to know more about Lord's life, profession, his many avocations and the effect his life had on Asheville. It is a hard task to recount what five close … Continue reading “Let’s Talk About Anthony Lord” Presentation: A Glimpse at What Was Told