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September 2020

AbsenTea Fundraiser

September 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

  You are cordially invited to our AbsenTea: A Zoom Fundraiser for the Swannanoa Valley Museum! Celebrate the culture of tea and support the Swannanoa Valley Museum at this fun…

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Historic North Fork Valley Tour of the Asheville Watershed – East

September 26 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center, 223 W State St
Black Mountain, NC 28711
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Join us on this exclusive historic driving tour of the east side of the Burnett Reservoir to explore part of the once thriving North Fork Valley community. The trip stops at…

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History Cafe Webinar: Preserving the Historic South Asheville Cemetery

September 28 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center, 223 W State St
Black Mountain, NC 28711
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The South Asheville Cemetery, located in the Kenilworth neighborhood behind St. John "A" Baptist Church, is the resting place for approximately 2000 African American residents of Asheville, who were buried…

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October 2020

Old Toll Road 4WD Caravan to Camp Alice

October 3
Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center, 223 W State St
Black Mountain, NC 28711
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$200 Sold out

Join us for this popular 4-wheel drive caravan up the historic Old Toll Road to Camp Alice on Mt. Mitchell. Once a major tourist attraction, the “Old Toll Road” made the “apex…

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History Explorers for Kids: Life on a Farmstead

October 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Black Mountain United Methodist Church, 101 Church Street
Black Mountain, NC 28711 United States
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In this program, children will learn about life in the Swannanoa Valley 200 years ago, and then spend time being “history detectives” and guessing the uses of several historic artifacts.…

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Webinar: The Art of Hairwork Jewelry- A Brief History of Its Sentiments and How It Was Made

October 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join the Swannanoa Valley Museum a 1-hour Zoom presentation with Gina Iacovelli of Mementos Entwined, on the 19th century techniques used to create sentimental and mourning jewelry with human hair, and…

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Book Club Webinar: An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States

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

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day with an online discussion of An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States. The discussion will be facilitated by Delesslin George-Warren and Kassidy Maeghan Plyler of…

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History Explorers for Kids: Ancient American Indian Artifacts

October 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Black Mountain United Methodist Church, 101 Church Street
Black Mountain, NC 28711 United States
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This program will encourage children to be "history detectives" as they use their observation skills to infer the uses of ancient American Indian tools and contemporary crafts made by Cherokee…

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History Cafe Webinar: “You Have to Start a Thing”: Early Women in NC Governance

October 19 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center, 223 W State St
Black Mountain, NC 28711
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In 1894, Asheville became the birthplace of the women’s suffrage movement in North Carolina when Helen Morris Lewis formed the Equal Suffrage Association of North Carolina, the first of its…

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Save the Date! Haunted Valley Rally- A Haunted Driving Tour of the Swannanoa Valley

October 23 @ 5:00 pm - October 24 @ 9:00 pm
Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center, 223 W State St
Black Mountain, NC 28711
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Take a driving tour through the myths and legends of the Swannanoa Valley. This approximately two hour tour will take you to some of the most haunted, historical  and mythological…

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November 2020

Historic North Fork Valley Tour of the Asheville Watershed – West

November 7 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center, 223 W State St
Black Mountain, NC 28711
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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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Webinar: Trade, Recruitment and Rebellion- Native Mediation of Spanish Colonization

November 9 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

How did Native peoples receive and interact with Spanish conquistadors in the mid-16th century? Contrary to popular narratives, Native peoples were not passive victims of Spanish colonization. Instead, Native leaders…

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Webinar: Crisis in Catawba Territory: Catawba Indian Women’s Interactions with Catawba and Non-Catawba Men, 1789-1828

November 16 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

In this online event, Brooke Bauer will examine Catawba women's interactions with the men in their world during a period of crisis. She will expand on our understanding of the…

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