Welcome to Katherine Calhoun Cutshall Katherine Calhoun Cutshall joined the staff of the North Carolina room last week, and she’s excited to put her skills and knowledge of local history to work at Pack Memorial Library. A Buncombe County native and lover of all things western North Carolina, she is thrilled to be downtown,
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.
Title: Legends, Secrets and Mysteries of Asheville. Speaker: Marla Milling Date: Wednesday, August 30th Time: 12:00 to 1:00 Lord Auditorium, Pack Memorial Library, Lower Level Local historian and author Marla Milling will talk about her new book, Legends, Secrets and Mysteries of Asheville. Come hear about the stories behind the stories and where she finds her stories.
HeardTell followers will have a surprise when they pick up the Nov. 30, 2016 issue of Mountain Express. The cover story trumpets the inclusion of the Influential Eight, “some of those lesser-known folks who are quietly doing important work in the Asheville area.” Among those eight is North Carolina librarian Zoe Rhine. Read it and
The Asheville Mall opened in 1972 pulling the large department stores with it. When the mall was in the works, the mall developer wrote letters to all of the merchants in Asheville inviting them to consider locating in the new mall. Sears opened first in 1972, with other stores following in late 1973-74: Belk’s, Ivey’s,
At first glance, the photograph (Image 1) gave few clues as to precisely where or what this was, other than it appeared to be a massive construction site in Asheville. The automobiles and old construction equipment hinted at the 1920s, but where and when was this photograph taken? We searched the Asheville City Directories. There,
It was a momentous day. Tuesday, November 24, 2015 the staff of the North Carolina Room joined with the staff of the Youth Services Department, Pack Memorial Library and invited the third grade class at Isaac Dickson Elementary to visit the North Carolina Room. Our hope was to show the students a little bit about what
The end of June marked the end of a year-long $68,000 Digitization Grant awarded to the North Carolina Room, Pack Memorial Library, by the State Library of North Carolina, made possible through funding from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The main part of the grant enabled us to begin the scanning of our
Friends of the North Carolina Room, Pack Memorial Library: Become a Friend Are you interested in local history, architecture, photographs, manuscripts, oral histories, newspapers? Would you like to be in closer contact with the North Carolina Room–maybe even work with staff behind the scenes? Would you like to serve as an ambassador for the collection