Events

Scroll down to see the museum’s 2015 events. Most events require pre-registration. Register for events via Paypal. Email the museum at info@swannanoavalleymuseum.org or call (828) 669-9566 with any questions.

Swannanoa Valley Museum Annual Rummage Sale

Date: Saturday, August 1, 2015
Time: 8:00 am
Location: Corner of Padgettown Road and Old US 70, Black Mountain, NC 28711
Event Description: Support the Swannanoa Valley Museum by shopping at our rummage sale.
Cost: Free

 

Valley History Explorer Hike #6 – Historic Ridgecrest Tour

Date: Saturday, August 1, 2015
Time: 10:00 am
Event Description: This moderate 3 mile hike explores the history of Ridgecrest. Pre-registration required.
Cost: $20 members, $30 nonmembers


One Valley History Explorer Hike
Month



Swannanoa Valley Rim Hike #7- Pinnacle of the Blue Ridge

Date: Saturday, August 15, 2015
Time: 8:00 am
Event Description: This strenuous 8 mile hike offers some of the best views of the Swannanoa Rim. Pre-registration required.
Cost: $30 members, $50 nonmembers


One Rim Hike
Month



Valley History Explorer Hike #7 – Historic Black Mountain Tour

Date: Saturday, September 5, 2015
Time: 10:00 am
Event Description: This moderate 3 mile hike explores historic Black Mountain. Pre-registration required.
Cost: $20 members, $30 nonmembers


One Valley History Explorer Hike
Month



Mitchell Falls Hike

Date: Saturday, September 12, 2015
Time: 8:00 am
Event Description: This moderate 6.5-mile hike, across a private land preserve , travels to Mitchell Falls, the site where Dr. Elisha Mitchell fell to his death while trying to prove the mountain that now bears his name is the highest in Eastern North America. Pre-registration required.
Cost: $35 members, $50 nonmembers


Mitchell Falls Hike



Swannanoa Valley Rim Hike #8- Montreat East Ridge

Date: Saturday, September 19, 2015
Time: 8:00 am
Event Description: This hike traverses the crest of the Blue Ridge along the eastern boundary of Montreat to ascend the peaks of Rocky Head, Brushy Mountain, and Boggs Bunion, passing by the remnants of the old Mt. Mitchell Railroad and scenic auto road. Pre-registration required.
Cost: $30 members, $50 nonmembers


One Rim Hike
Month



Old Mount Mitchell Toll Road Caravan to Camp Alice

Date: Saturday, October 3, 2015
Time: 8:00 am
Event Description: Join the museum for this popular 4-wheel drive caravan up the historic Old Toll Road to Camp Alice on Mt Mitchell. Parts of the trip are on the old Mt Mitchell Railroad bed. We will make several stops for historical presentations and arrive at Camp Alice for a late lunch. Snacks and lunch are provided. Drivers with high-clearance 4-wheel drive vehicles who will carry 3 passengers will be able to attend for free. Please call for details. Pre-registration required.
Cost: $75 members, $100 nonmembers


Old Toll Road Caravan



Mount Mitchell by Jonathan Howard Bennett and David Biddix

Date: Saturday, October 10, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm
Event Description: Local authors Jonathan Howard Bennett and David Biddix talk about their new book, Mount Mitchell, published by Arcadia Publishing in August 2015. The book features hundreds of historical photographs. The presentation will be followed by a book signing with copies of the book for sale.
Cost: Free, donations appreciated

 

Swannanoa Valley Rim Hike #9- Cherokee Boundary

Date: Saturday, October 17, 2015
Time: 8:00 am
Event Description: Explore a portion of the Swannanoa Rim during this 4.5-mile hike on the eastern most boundary of the Cherokee nation. Some of the hike will be off trail and may require bushwhacking. Pre-registration required.
Cost: $30 members, $50 nonmembers


One Rim Hike
Month



Historic Haunted House Tours

Date: Friday and Saturday, October 23 and 24, 2015
Time: 5:30-8:00 pm
Event Description: Tour the historic English Tudor estate In the Oaks, a National Historic Register property on the Montreat College campus, decorated for Halloween. Historic interpreters lead guests on the approximately 2 hour long tour of this Roaring 20s mansion.
Cost: $30 members, $50 nonmembers

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Trick-or-Treat at the Haunted Museum

Date: Saturday, October 31, 2015
Time: 10:00 am-8:00 pm
Event Description: Come visit the (kid-friendly) haunted museum for trick-or-treating and a last look around the museum before we close for the season.
Cost: Free. Donations appreciated.




Swannanoa Valley Museum Tour of the Asheville Watershed

Date: Saturday, November 14, 2015
Time: 7:00 am and 1:00 pm
Event Description: Exclusive historic driving tour of the east side of the once thriving North Fork Valley community inside protected City of Asheville watershed. Some walking on rough terrain. Wear sturdy hiking boots and dress for the weather. This is a rain or shine event. Bring water and snacks. Pre-registration required. More information forthcoming.
Cost: $75 members, $100 nonmembers

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Swannanoa Valley Rim Hike #10- Rhododendron Rim

Date: Saturday, November 21, 2015
Time: 8:00 am
Event Description: Explore a portion of the Swannanoa Rim during this moderate 4-mile hike from Sunset Mountain to Route 9, passing through the property of Rafael Gustavino, an architect of the Biltmore Estate, known as Rhododendron.
Cost: $30 members, $50 nonmembers

One Rim Hike
Month



Swannanoa Valley Rim Hike #11- Weatherford Heights

Date: Saturday, December 12, 2015
Time: 8:00 am
Event Description: Explore the history of the Swannanoa Rim during this strenuous 4 mile hike, named after Dr. Weatherford, the founder of the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly. This hike follows the original boundary line of the YMCA Assembly as identified by Dr. Weatherford, ca. 1907. Pre-registration required.
Cost: $30 members, $50 nonmembers


One Rim Hike
Month



Swannanoa Valley Rim Hike Finishers Celebration

Date: Saturday, December 12, 2015
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Lakeview Senior Center, 1 Rhododendron Road, Black Mountain, NC 28711
Event Description: During this dinner the museum celebrates the hikers who finished the Rim Hike series in 2015. Finishers are awarded an embroidered jacket. All past and present finishers and their families are welcome.
Cost: Free for all 2015 finishers, $10 suggested donation for all others


Hike Finishers Celebration Donation



Visit

April 1st - October 31st
Tuesday - Saturday
10:00am - 5:00pm
or by appointment

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Admission: $5 Donation suggested per person