Guided Walk in Historic Oakdale Cemetery

Guided Walk in Historic Oakdale Cemetery

Join me along the pathways of Hendersonville’s Historic Oakdale Cemetery where the “Look Homeward Angel” statue is located. Grave markers throughout this place tell interesting stories and whisper secrets from the past … so come along to discover illustrious and notorious characters of long ago. These 90-minute walks occur rain or shine.
Meeting place: Oakdale Cemetery, U.S. 64 W. at Valley St.

Guided Walks in Historic 7th Avenue District

Guided Walks in Historic 7th Avenue District

This district was where it was happening in the Gilded Age of Hendersonville. Steam engines, drays, hustle, summer visitors, shoot-outs, candy stores … let’s step back in time. These 90-minute walks occur rain or shine.
Meeting place: Hendersonville City Hall, corner of 5th Ave. E. and King St., Police Dept. entrance. Free parking.

Guided Walks in Historic 7th Avenue District

Guided Walks in Historic 7th Avenue District

This district was where it was happening in the Gilded Age of Hendersonville. Steam engines, drays, hustle, summer visitors, shoot-outs, candy stores … let’s step back in time. These 90-minute walks occur rain or shine.
Meeting place: Hendersonville City Hall, corner of 5th Ave. E. and King St., Police Dept. entrance. Free parking.

Calling All Patriots!

Emmett Casciato and Mike DiRocco from the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas will present an evening of history and remembrance.

Come hear about “The Forgotten Warriors” (Montagnard tribes in Vietnam) from Mr. DiRocco. DiRocco was one of the first Green Berets to enter Vietnam with a mission to equip, train, and lead these tribesmen against the Viet Cong. Mike will share personal stories and photos from his time with these brave soldiers.

Emmett Casciato, museum founder and curator, will present “Honor, Educate, and Preserve,” the vision of the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas. Starting with a M1 carbine rifle from the Korean War, Mr. Casciato has amassed many donations from veterans and their families, including uniforms, artifacts, weapons, and personal letters. The museum archives the histories and memorabilia of the men and women who served our country from WWI through the ongoing War on Terror. The November exhibit highlights “Women in the Military.”

This free program is presented by the Friends of the Library.

Guided Walks in Historic 7th Avenue District

Guided Walks in Historic 7th Avenue District

This district was where it was happening in the Gilded Age of Hendersonville. Steam engines, drays, hustle, summer visitors, shoot-outs, candy stores … let’s step back in time. These 90-minute walks occur rain or shine.
Meeting place: Hendersonville City Hall, corner of 5th Ave. E. and King St., Police Dept. entrance. Free parking.

Appalachian Folkways Series

Appalachian Folkways Series

Join in celebration of the craft and skill of the Southern Appalachian mountains, take a step back in time and interact with a variety a traditional crafters from fiber arts to blacksmithing, learn about the traditional ways of gardening, medicine, music and more.

Camping in the Old Style

Camping in the Old Style

Visit with the Acorn Patrol, a small group of classic campers in a re-created campsite of the early 1900’s, a time in history the Pisgah National Forest was in its infancy, and city folk were discovering the joys of outdoor recreation. Explore the gear of a by-gone day, four different styles of period canvas shelters, and traditional camp tools in use. Included in the cost of Cradle of Forestry admission.

Appalachian Folkways Series

Appalachian Folkways Series

Join in celebration of the craft and skill of the Southern Appalachian mountains, take a step back in time and interact with a variety a traditional crafters from fiber arts to blacksmithing, learn about the traditional ways of gardening, medicine, music and more.

Guided History Walks on Main Street

Guided History Walks on Main Street

Be charmed and informed by our history, architecture, and colorful stories about Hendersonville. Learn how the town got its name, who donated the land, bordellos, trolley lines, and more. These 90-minute walks occur rain or shine.
Meeting place: Hendersonville City Hall, corner of 5th Ave. E. and King St., Police Dept. entrance. Free parking.

Guided Walk in Historic Oakdale Cemetery

Guided Walk in Historic Oakdale Cemetery

Join me along the pathways of Hendersonville’s Historic Oakdale Cemetery where the “Look Homeward Angel” statue is located. Grave markers throughout this place tell interesting stories and whisper secrets from the past … so come along to discover illustrious and notorious characters of long ago. These 90-minute walks occur rain or shine.
Meeting place: Oakdale Cemetery, U.S. 64 W. at Valley St.

Guided History Walks on Main Street

Guided History Walks on Main Street

Be charmed and informed by our history, architecture, and colorful stories about Hendersonville. Learn how the town got its name, who donated the land, bordellos, trolley lines, and more. These 90-minute walks occur rain or shine.
Meeting place: Hendersonville City Hall, corner of 5th Ave. E. and King St., Police Dept. entrance. Free parking.

Guided History Walks on Main Street

Guided History Walks on Main Street

Be charmed and informed by our history, architecture, and colorful stories about Hendersonville. Learn how the town got its name, who donated the land, bordellos, trolley lines, and more. These 90-minute walks occur rain or shine.
Meeting place: Hendersonville City Hall, corner of 5th Ave. E. and King St., Police Dept. entrance. Free parking.

Guided History Walks on Main Street

Guided History Walks on Main Street

Be charmed and informed by our history, architecture, and colorful stories about Hendersonville. Learn how the town got its name, who donated the land, bordellos, trolley lines, and more. These 90-minute walks occur rain or shine.
Meeting place: Hendersonville City Hall, corner of 5th Ave. E. and King St., Police Dept. entrance. Free parking.

Guided History Walks on Main Street

Guided History Walks on Main Street

Be charmed and informed by our history, architecture, and colorful stories about Hendersonville. Learn how the town got its name, who donated the land, bordellos, trolley lines, and more. These 90-minute walks occur rain or shine.
Meeting place: Hendersonville City Hall, corner of 5th Ave. E. and King St., Police Dept. entrance. Free parking.

Guided Walk in Historic Oakdale Cemetery

Guided Walk in Historic Oakdale Cemetery

Join me along the pathways of Hendersonville’s Historic Oakdale Cemetery where the “Look Homeward Angel” statue is located. Grave markers throughout this place tell interesting stories and whisper secrets from the past … so come along to discover illustrious and notorious characters of long ago. These 90-minute walks occur rain or shine.
Meeting place: Oakdale Cemetery, U.S. 64 W. at Valley St.

Guided History Walks on Main Street

Guided History Walks on Main Street

Be charmed and informed by our history, architecture, and colorful stories about Hendersonville. Learn how the town got its name, who donated the land, bordellos, trolley lines, and more. These 90-minute walks occur rain or shine.
Meeting place: Hendersonville City Hall, corner of 5th Ave. E. and King St., Police Dept. entrance. Free parking.

Guided History Walks on Main Street

Guided History Walks on Main Street

Be charmed and informed by our history, architecture, and colorful stories about Hendersonville. Learn how the town got its name, who donated the land, bordellos, trolley lines, and more. These 90-minute walks occur rain or shine.
Meeting place: Hendersonville City Hall, corner of 5th Ave. E. and King St., Police Dept. entrance. Free parking.

Guided History Walks on Main Street

Guided History Walks on Main Street

Be charmed and informed by our history, architecture, and colorful stories about Hendersonville. Learn how the town got its name, who donated the land, bordellos, trolley lines, and more. These 90-minute walks occur rain or shine.
Meeting place: Hendersonville City Hall, corner of 5th Ave. E. and King St., Police Dept. entrance. Free parking.

Guided History Walks on Main Street

Guided History Walks on Main Street

Be charmed and informed by our history, architecture, and colorful stories about Hendersonville. Learn how the town got its name, who donated the land, bordellos, trolley lines, and more. These 90-minute walks occur rain or shine.
Meeting place: Hendersonville City Hall, corner of 5th Ave. E. and King St., Police Dept. entrance. Free parking.

Guided Walk in Historic Oakdale Cemetery

Guided Walk in Historic Oakdale Cemetery

Join me along the pathways of Hendersonville’s Historic Oakdale Cemetery where the “Look Homeward Angel” statue is located. Grave markers throughout this place tell interesting stories and whisper secrets from the past … so come along to discover illustrious and notorious characters of long ago. These 90-minute walks occur rain or shine.
Meeting place: Oakdale Cemetery, U.S. 64 W. at Valley St.

Guardians of Our Troubled Waters: The River Heroes of the South

Guardians of Our Troubled Waters: The River Heroes of the South

WORLD PREMIERE!! The Center for Cultural Preservation’s newest documentary film focuses on three communities- Western North Carolina, East Tennessee, and South Florida and their historical connection to their rivers and streams, how that changed during the industrial age, and the early heroes who rose to unite the community to stand up for their waterways. Featured heroes include Wilma Dykeman, the savior of the French Broad River; the Dead Pigeon River Council which fought against Champion Paper’s destruction of the Pigeon River; and Marjory Stoneman Douglas, who led the fight to reclaim the Everglades against efforts to drain and pollute it. This is a general admission event.

Guided History Walks on Main Street

Guided History Walks on Main Street

Be charmed and informed by our history, architecture, and colorful stories about Hendersonville. Learn how the town got its name, who donated the land, bordellos, trolley lines, and more. These 90-minute walks occur rain or shine.
Meeting place: Hendersonville City Hall, corner of 5th Ave. E. and King St., Police Dept. entrance. Free parking.

Guided History Walks on Main Street

Guided History Walks on Main Street

Be charmed and informed by our history, architecture, and colorful stories about Hendersonville. Learn how the town got its name, who donated the land, bordellos, trolley lines, and more. These 90-minute walks occur rain or shine.
Meeting place: Hendersonville City Hall, corner of 5th Ave. E. and King St., Police Dept. entrance. Free parking.

Guided History Walks on Main Street

Guided History Walks on Main Street

Be charmed and informed by our history, architecture, and colorful stories about Hendersonville. Learn how the town got its name, who donated the land, bordellos, trolley lines, and more. These 90-minute walks occur rain or shine.
Meeting place: Hendersonville City Hall, corner of 5th Ave. E. and King St., Police Dept. entrance. Free parking.

Carl Sandburg Home “Dressing for the Occasion” Clothing Exhibit

Carl Sandburg Home “Dressing for the Occasion” Clothing Exhibit

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site presents a new exhibit called “Dressing for the Occasion: Mid-Century Sandburg as Celebrity and Family Man,” which is part of the Sandburg Home tour, and features clothing and accessories from both the park’s permanent collection and loaned items from the Sandburg family.

“Dressing for the Occasion” offers visitors a window into the style, culture, and feel of mid-century America.  The family’s clothing and accessories weave together the roles of Carl Sandburg as a prominent writer, celebrity, father, and husband.  This temporary exhibit offers an exciting opportunity for the public to view objects that are normally in storage or in the possession of Sandburg family members.  Tours of the Sandburg Home are offered daily from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.  Tickets are available first come, first served, each day from the visitor information area in the ground level of the Sandburg Home.

Nearly every room in the historically furnished house museum will be included in the exhibit. Visitors will see the characteristic scarves Carl Sandburg wore as he played his guitar and sang folk songs to entertain his family and guests, the dress Lilian Sandburg wore to meet President Lyndon B. Johnson, and many other mid-century pieces worn by the Sandburgs and their daughters. Historic photographs, paired with the clothing, will provide context.

“History Bites” Lecture Series

History Bites-Winter Lecture Series: Come learn about an interesting aspect of history while enjoying light refreshments. $5 per session.

  • January 16 12:00 PM: Terry Ruscin “School Days: The History of Henderson County Education”
  • February 6 12:00 PM: Susan Trotter “Quilting through the Years”
  • February 20 12:00 PM: Janie McKinley “Life on Bear Mountain”

“History Bites” Lecture Series

History Bites-Winter Lecture Series: Come learn about an interesting aspect of history while enjoying light refreshments. $5 per session.

  • January 16 12:00 PM: Terry Ruscin “School Days: The History of Henderson County Education”
  • February 6 12:00 PM: Susan Trotter “Quilting through the Years”
  • February 20 12:00 PM: Janie McKinley “Life on Bear Mountain”