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
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
“My parents went to the Beaver Lake Restaurant every Thursday because that was the maid’s night off. We always had a maid when I was growing up. Everybody in that area did.” [Jean Moore interview, MS338.003A] The Beaver Lake Drive-In was operated by Tom Vlahos and is the current site of Nick’s Drive-In at 1461 Merrimon Avenue.
Here are two commonly found early postcard views of Ivy Gap from Craggy. Both versions of the postcards were published by the Hackney & Moale Company, one of the early publishers of books and postcards in Asheville. The cyanotype version beneath is one I’d never seen; the title printed in red across the top intrigued me.
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
“Made with the Simplest of Tools: Appalachian Rustic Style” Speaker: Lynne Poirier Wilson Date: Wednesday. May 31st Time: 12:00 to 1:00 Brown Bag Lunch Pack Memorial Library, Lord Auditorium lower level Whether made of rhododendron, mountain laurel, bent hickory, chestnut, unidentified twigs, barn board or box slats – rustic furniture and the rustic style had
“My parent’s favorite spot for dinner and dancing was Margaret’s Supper Club on the Weaverville Highway.” After a recent North Asheville History Project oral interview, Ed Sheary, who grew up at 37 Melrose Avenue, was talking about brown bagging prior to 1979 when Asheville enacted the liquor-by-the-drink law. People would take their liquor to a restaurant (which
“One of the most popular bands in the sixties in Asheville was Bee Bumble and the Stingers. They were a garage band that the whole neighborhood in Lakeview Park near Robinhood, used to hear practice in their garage. A lot of Asheville’s finest were raised in North Asheville.” [From an oral interview with Nancy Alenier
Please Join Us For Our Next Local History Program Title: “‘Mountain Scenery’–Discovering WNC from the 1850s, Asheville, Ancestors, and Immortality” Speaker: Elizabeth “Liz” Colton Date: Wednesday, April 26th Time: ***Evening Program 6:00-7:30 PM Henry Elliott Colton (1836-1892), was a naturalist, geologist and author. He was born in Fayetteville, NC and published his first, and most famous book