New Year’s Greetings for 2018

  In the early years of the twentieth century postcards were at their peak of popularity. Postcard publishers printed cards  for any and every occasion including Easter, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, and the New Year. John Winsch, an important postcard publisher in  Stapleton, New York (from 1907 to 1915) copyrighted this one in 1910. He … Continue reading New Year’s Greetings for 2018

Our Neighbors to the East (North, South & West)

The North Carolina Collection at Pack isn’t solely focused on Asheville and Buncombe County. The collection offers a wealth of information and images from many other parts of Western North Carolina. Looking for something related to Canton or Haywood County; Tryon or Polk County? How about our neighbor to the east, the town of Marion … Continue reading Our Neighbors to the East (North, South & West)

Greetings from North Asheville

Drive out (walk or ride the bus) to the North Asheville Branch Library for an entertaining presentation on North Asheville as perhaps you’ve never seen it on August 23 In conjunction with The North Asheville Neighborhood History Project, Terry Taylor will present a thoroughly revised version of his Greetings From Asheville program. If you missed … Continue reading Greetings from North Asheville

Nothing Could Be Finer Than To Be ………

  When I first saw this embossed postcard manufactured in Europe (ca. 1907-1915),  the tune of “Carolina Morning” popped into my head. Can you sing the first line of the song? Do you know (without resorting to Google) where Tennelina is located? This card was mailed from Tennelina by Sallie to a Miss Chandley in … Continue reading Nothing Could Be Finer Than To Be ………

Baracas & Philatheas

  In June of 1909 Asheville hosted the 13th annual convention of the World Wide Baraca-Philathea Union. Over 1,000 delegates were expected to arrive from many states. According to the Charlotte Evening Chronicle of June 18 “a special Baraca-Philathea train, from Raleigh has been secured for the Statesville delegation, and the car will be prettily … Continue reading Baracas & Philatheas

Event: “Family Feud–The Bitter Battle Between E.W. Grove and Fred Seely for the Grove Park Inn”

Family Feud:  The Bitter Battle Between E.W. Grove and Fred Seely For the Grove Park Inn Speaker: Bruce Johnson Date: Wednesday, June 28th Time: 12:00 to 1:00 Brown Bag Lunch: bring a lunch and enjoy some local history! Pack Memorial Library, Lord Auditorium lower level Refreshments will be served. All events are free and open to … Continue reading Event: “Family Feud–The Bitter Battle Between E.W. Grove and Fred Seely for the Grove Park Inn”

Wonderful Western North Carolina: WWNC

I’m rarely surprised by items I find in my online searches. I thought: What an odd postage stamp. Why does it have the call letters of Asheville’s oldest continually operating radio station? I placed my bid and waited. When the stamp was mine (for the time being), I knew there was research in my future. In … Continue reading Wonderful Western North Carolina: WWNC