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October 2019

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

October 19 @ 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,…

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Historic Haunted House Tours – Downtown Black Mountain

October 25 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center, 223 W State St
Black Mountain, NC 28711
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​This year, ​our annual Historic Haunted House Tour will take guests back in time to discover the ghostly, spooky, and fun parts of downtown Black Mountain’s history. ​Participants will enjoy snacks and…

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Historic Haunted House Tours – Downtown Black Mountain

October 26 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center, 223 W State St
Black Mountain, NC 28711
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​This year, our annual Historic Haunted House Tour will take guests back in time to discover the ghostly, spooky, and fun parts of downtown Black Mountain’s history. ​Participants will enjoy snacks and…

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History Cafe: Music of the Swannanoa Tunnel

October 28 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center, 223 W State St
Black Mountain, NC 28711
Free – $5 Sold out

Join Warren Wilson College professors Jeff Keith and Kevin Kehrberg as they present on the musical legacies extending from the late nineteenth century construction of the Swannanoa Tunnel.  Part song…

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November 2019

Book Club: Divine Right’s Trip

November 8 @ 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 Divine Right's Trip by Gurney Norman. From the NY Times: Gurney Norman’s “Divine Right’s Trip” — a hippie, druggie road-trip-novel-cum-lifestyle-manifesto — first appeared “episodically” as a series of…

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

November 9 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center, 223 W State St
Black Mountain, NC 28711
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$50 – $75 Sold out

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. The caravan will…

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Swannanoa Valley Rim Hike #11: Garden of Eden

November 16 @ 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…

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Hike Series Finisher Reunion & Volunteer Appreciation Celebration!

November 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
White Horse Black Mountain, 105 Montreat Road
Black Mountain, North Carolina 28711
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Free

Tonight we’re celebrating all those who finished the Rim Hike and Valley History Explorer Hike Series in 2019 and thanking all those who volunteered their time in support of the…

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December 2019

Book Club: The Birds of Opulence

December 13 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Black Mountain Library, 105 N Dougherty Street
Black Mountain, NC 28711
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Free

December's read is The Birds of Opulence by Crystal Wilkinson. From the publisher, "A lyrical exploration of love and loss, The Birds of Opulence centers on several generations of women in a bucolic…

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