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Representatives participate in the groundbreaking ceremony at the new Collections Preservation Center.
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November 18, 2014, Comments Off

The National Park Service facility will preserve 418,000 artifacts and 1.3 million archival records documenting the history of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

UNC Asheville, pictured on Jan. 8. Colby Rabon/Carolina Public Press

‘African Americans in WNC’ conference set for Oct. 23-24

October 14, 2014, Comments Off

Filling a gap in regional history – the missing story of African Americans in Western North Carolina – will be the aim of a new conference convene ...

A photo, thought to have been taken in the 1940s, of children who attended the Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School.  Photo courtesy of Mars Hill University

Rural Heritage Museum to open exhibit on African Americans’ education in WNC

August 22, 2014, Comments Off

The exhibition traces the history of African Americans' education in Western North Carolina, with a particular emphasis on Madison County, from Recons ...

Stock image: canned food, preserved food

Competitors to make history at WCU’s 40th Mountain Heritage Day

July 10, 2014, Comments Off

This is the festival's 40th anniversary and will include a number of contests, from whisker-growing to old-fashioned costumes and home-canned goods co ...

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    VIDEO: Celebrating Juneteenth, 13th Amendment stops in WNC
    June 16, 2014, Comments Off

    North Carolina’s copy of the 13th Amendment was at Vance Birthplace in Weaverville on June 12 during a statewide tour to celebrate “Juneteenth,” the date many African Americans observe as the day in 1865 that the last of the enslaved ...

  • Grandfather Mountain sign featured
    Wind topples Grandfather Mountain sign
    April 1, 2014, Comments Off

    The iconic Grandfather Mountain sign that served as a Linville landmark for nearly 60 years was leveled Sunday morning by high winds.

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    Judge: Legal challenge to Smokies backcountry fee can move forward
    March 31, 2014, Comments Off

    A U.S. district judge in Knoxville has ruled that a lawsuit over a backcountry user fee in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park can go forward. However, the ruling has denied the plaintiff the right to examine records beyond the public a ...