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August 2018

Swannanoa Valley Rim Hike #8: Walker’s Knob

August 18 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center, 223 W State St
Black Mountain, NC 28711
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$30 – $50 Sold out

This peak (elevation 5,482 feet) was named after North Fork’s Walker family, one of the early families to settle in the upper North Fork valley. The Walkers owned much of the land and were engaged in timber and logging. Along this trail are giant hemlocks, lichen and moss covered rocks, stretches of beech forest, surround…

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September 2018

Valley History Explorer Hike #7: North Fork (Grove Stone)

September 8 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center, 223 W State St
Black Mountain, NC 28711
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$25 – $35 Sold out

This 3-mile, moderate hike will explore part of Grove Stone Quarry overlooking the North Fork Valley. This moderate trail is part of the network of roads that trucks drive through the quarry. Jason Conner, who works for the quarry, will share the geology of the region. We will hike into the quarry while we learn about the history of…

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Book Club: The Last Ballad

September 14 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Black Mountain Library, 105 N Dougherty Street
Black Mountain, NC 28711
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Free

September's read is The Last Ballad by Wiley Cash. From the Publisher, "The New York Times bestselling author of the celebrated A Land More Kind Than Home and This Dark Road to Mercy returns with this eagerly awaited new novel, set in the Appalachian foothills of North Carolina in 1929 and inspired by actual events.…

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Swannanoa Valley Rim Hike #9: Buckner’s Knob

September 15 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center, 223 W State St
Black Mountain, NC 28711
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$30 – $50 Sold out

Buckner’s Knob was the original name given to today’s Craggy Pinnacle, named after the Buckner family, one of the early families to settle on the Barnardsville side of the Craggies. The Flats of Craggy were the spot where the boys from North Fork side of the Craggies and those from the Barnardsville side would meet for…

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Book Signing: What Momma Knew and Daddy Grew Cookbook

September 21 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center, 223 W State St
Black Mountain, NC 28711
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Come meet author, Laura Moser Taylor, and pick up a copy of her new cookbook. About the cookbook: This cookbook is a tribute to those people who nourished and supported me over my lifetime. It is a collection of recipes carefully assembled and chosen for taste and simplicity.  Having moved around the country for work,…

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October 2018

Book Club: Jacksonland

October 12 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Black Mountain Library, 105 N Dougherty Street
Black Mountain, NC 28711
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Free

October’s read is Jacksonland: President Andrew Jackson, Chief John Ross and the Great American Land Grab by Steve Inskeep, host of NPR’s Morning Edition. From the publisher, “Jacksonland is the thrilling narrative history of two men—President Andrew Jackson and Cherokee chief John Ross—who led their respective nations at a crossroads of American history. Five decades after the…

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Valley History Explorer Series Hike #8: Montreat (Hydroelectric History)

October 13 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center, 223 W State St
Black Mountain, NC 28711
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$25 – $35 Sold out

Learn the history of the Swannanoa Valley while exploring our communities on moderate, approximately 3-mile hikes to 8 historic destinations throughout the year. This hike focuses on the history of Montreat, which was founded in 1897 by Rev. John Collins. The remnants of the Montreat hydroelectric facilities that were constructed in 1913 and in use until 1947 are visible…

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Swannanoa Valley Rim Hike #10: Top of Brushy/High Top of Bee Tree

October 20 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center, 223 W State St
Black Mountain, NC 28711
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$30 – $50 Sold out

In the 1800s and early 1900s the top of Brushy was an important meeting spot for hunters. It divides the large drainages of Bee Tree Creek (Right Fork), Laurel Branch, and Sugar Fork. The Bee Trees run south from the Blue Ridge Parkway to Grovemont and Swannanoa, separating the North Fork drainage from the Bee Tree…

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Historic Haunted House Tours – Downtown Black Mountain

October 26 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

This year, the 125th anniversary of the Town of Black Mountain, we'll be exploring our historic downtown on a haunted walking tour. Guides will lead small groups on a less than one mile tour of some of Black Mountain's most historic (and possibly haunted) buildings. Costumed actors will entertain guests at each lavishly decorated stop…

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Historic Haunted House Tours – Downtown Black Mountain

October 27 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

This year, the 125th anniversary of the Town of Black Mountain, we'll be exploring our historic downtown on a haunted walking tour. Guides will lead small groups on a less than one mile tour of some of Black Mountain's most historic (and possibly haunted) buildings. Costumed actors will entertain guests at each lavishly decorated stop…

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November 2018

Seven Sisters Peaks Hike

November 3 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center, 223 W State St
Black Mountain, NC 28711
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$30 – $45

The Seven Sisters peaks are a familiar sight from Lake Tomahawk. While the Seven Sisters span an expanse of only 3.5 miles, hiking up to and across the range is a strenuous, 9-mile distance.  Along the way, hike leaders will share historical anecdotes about the peak’s nomenclature, social history, geography, and ecology. The hike has several panoramic views. This…

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Book Club: The Road

November 9 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Black Mountain Library, 105 N Dougherty Street
Black Mountain, NC 28711
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Free

November’s read is The Road by John Ehle. From the publisher, “Originally published in 1967, The Road is epic historical fiction at its best. At the novel’s center is Weatherby Wright, a railroad builder who launches an ambitious plan to link the highlands of western North Carolina with the East. As a native of the…

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Historic North Fork Valley Tour of the Asheville Watershed – West Side

November 10 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center, 223 W State St
Black Mountain, NC 28711
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$25 – $75

Join us on this exclusive historic driving tour of the west side of the Burnett Reservoir to explore part of the once thriving North Fork Valley community. We will begin with a talk overlooking the valley from the old clubhouse and then cross the main dam. From here, the caravan will stop for participants to view…

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Swannanoa Valley Rim Hike #11: Garden of Eden

November 17 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center, 223 W State St
Black Mountain, NC 28711
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$30 – $50 Sold out

Join the museum for the final hike of the Swannanoa Rim Hike Series to the Garden of Eden. This rocky mountaintop is located one mile northwest of Lake Eden on the Swannanoa Rim. In the summer months its rocky top was famous for its sunning serpents (rattlesnakes and copperheads) and it why this segment of…

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Swannanoa Valley Hike Finishers Celebration & Hiker Reunion

November 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
White Horse Black Mountain, 105 Montreat Road
Black Mountain, North Carolina 28711
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Free – $10

Tonight we’re celebrating all those who finished the Rim Hike and Valley History Explorer Hike Series in 2018. All 2018 Hike Series finishers will receive their Rim Hike jackets and fleeces this evening. All past and present finishers and their families are welcome. We will provide dinner (pizza, salad, dessert). Drinks are available for purchase…

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December 2018

Book Club: Bloodroot

December 14 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center, 223 W State St
Black Mountain, NC 28711
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Free

December’s read is Bloodroot: Reflections on Time and Place by Appalachian Women Writers edited by Joyce Dyer. Kirkus reviews said, “A broad sampling of deeply impressive writings–essays, memoirs, poetry, letters, stories by women from the Southern Highlands. If the word Appalachia conjures little more for you than mining disasters and Walker Evans photos, turn these pages and…

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January 2019

Swannanoa Valley Rim Explorer Hiking Series

January 19, 2019 @ 8:00 am - November 16, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center, 223 W State St
Black Mountain, NC 28711
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$280

The Swannanoa Valley Museum’s exclusive SWANNANOA VALLEY RIM EXPLORER™ HIKING SERIES offers 11 hikes that take place the 3rd Saturday of the month. Each hike covers a portion of the approximately 31 miles of the Swannanoa Rim, which runs from Jesse’s High Top, across Lakey Gap, over Ridgecrest and Montreat, up to the Blue Ridge Parkway, and…

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March 2019

Valley History Explorer Hiking Series

March 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am - October 12, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center, 223 W State St
Black Mountain, NC 28711
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$175

The Museum’s VALLEY HISTORY EXPLORER HIKING SERIES consists of 8 hikes to historic locations around the Swannanoa Valley, one in each of our communities. This series has been developed to introduce the significant history of the region to visitors and residents of the Swannanoa Valley through moderate, approximately 3-mile hikes to historic locations. More information... Hikes will occur…

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