In our February exhibit at the NC Room we featured a mixed media collage by Asheville artist Leroy Neal Baxter. When he passed away in 2011 at the age of 85, his obituary stated simply, “He had a special artistic skill and would display artwork using a variety of materials.” I am the proud owner
Do any of you remember The Cabin Kids? These Asheville singing talents found Hollywood fame. They traveled the country performing in various venues. Their talents were featured in many films and televisions shows such as “The Little Rascals.” Looks like they started out as “The Jolly Six Sextette” before they made it to the big time.
Edward W. Pearson, Sr. was one of the most energetic and creative forces for positive change that Asheville has ever known. From Pearson’s arrival in Asheville in 1906, until his death in 1946, he worked tirelessly to improve the fortunes and the quality of life of his family and his community. Facing many barriers to
Rolling through the microfilm one day I came across a small notice in the Asheville Daily Citizen of July 26, 1894 which said: ”Chinatown’s inhabitants are delighted over the return of Hop Wo, the laundryman, after an absence of several years. Hop Wo has been, since leaving here, in New York, Chicago and Cincinnati and
We depend on our patrons for donations. This 1897 J. M. McCanless portrait of a black nurse midwife was loaned for scanning by Dianna Hays. We also receive valuable information from patrons. Ms. Hays told us that the baby was her grandmother Pauline Moore Bourne, daughter of clothing store owner M. V. Moore, and that Pauline
Uva Shipman aka Uva Kimmey aka Uva Minners aka Bobbie Kimmey Daredevil! Stunt Pilot! Wing Walker! This article appeared in the Asheville Citizen-Times in July of 1930. An image of a woman pilot standing on the wing of a plane in a skull and crossbones sweater…anachronism anyone? Did Uva succeed at her solo trip across the