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
I love an intriguing, if not hyperbolic description of an item on eBay like the one I stumbled on the other day. I couldn’t resist the allure of a “ghost town” in Buncombe County, let alone one named Glen Inglis. I placed my bid, even without being able to decipher the postmark in the photo.
John Henry Michael was born in Alabama in 1867. He was the son of Robert Lee and Martha Michael. J.H. Michael graduated from the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama and from Branch Normal of Pine Bluff, Arkansas. (1) He married Lela B. in 1895. Michael was hired in 1901 to serve as principal of Asheville’s Catholic
The Faculty of Stephens-Lee High School: A Tribute Stephens-Lee teachers had a sense of collective pride that students, parents, and the black community could share. A major source of pride was the academic degrees the teachers held. Black high school students sometimes boasted that their teachers were better educated than the teachers at the all-white
The Faculty of Stephens-Lee High School: A Tribute Elynora Foster was the kind of teacher her students and colleagues remembered. Mrs. Foster’s work as a U.S. history and social studies teacher put her in a perfect position to tell her students about the contributions African Americans had made to the nation and the
The North Carolina Room is currently exhibiting photographs from the Richard Hansley Photograph Collection. Mr. Hansley is the author of Asheville’s Historic Architecture, 2011. In 2014 Richard donated his entire photograph collection to the North Carolina Room. His love and enthusiasm of architecture shows in every photograph. We decided to use Mr. Hansley’s photos of details
Title: Asheville: 200 Years of Good Eating Speaker: Nan Chase Date: Wednesday November 29, 2017 Time: 12:00 to 1:00 Bring a brown-bag lunch and eat while you listen. Pack Memorial Library, Lord Auditorium, lower level. Most people think Asheville recently became a foodie town. . . Not according to Nan Chase, who says Asheville has
Henry A. Wallace served as vice president of the U.S. under Franklin D. Roosevelt from 1941-1945. He made his final public action in a failed bid for the presidency of the U.S. in 1948. Still commanding a modest following from left-wing groups, he ran on the Progressive ticket, campaigning against Truman, the Republican candidate Thomas E. Dewey, and the