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Swannanoa Valley Museum’s Holiday Open House

Swannanoa Valley Museum’s Holiday Open House

Come celebrate the holiday season at the Swannanoa Valley Museum’s Holiday Open House! This event will be an opportunity to enjoy our nine-foot tall Christmas tree, listen to holiday music and enjoy our exhibits! As part of the Monte Vista Hotel’s “Deck the Trees” event, our Christmas tree…

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Historic Haunted House Tours of Downtown Black Mountain

Historic Haunted House Tours of Downtown Black Mountain

​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 drinks in several lavishly-decorated historic buildings around town as costumed guides…

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Beacon Blankets Make Warm Friends Day

Beacon Blankets Make Warm Friends Day

Shop all things Beacon Blankets while visiting the Museum’s exhibit about the textile mill in Swannanoa that was once the largest in the world!

Jerry and Kathy Brownstein will be signing and selling copies of their book, “Beacon Blankets Make Warm Friends,” which relates the history of the…

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Appalachian Spring Tea

Appalachian Spring Tea

On Saturday, April 27th the Museum will host our 2nd annual spring tea at the Weatherford home in Blue Ridge Assembly. Built around 1936 of native timber by Dr. Willis Weatherford, Sr., founder of the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly; the home and surrounds are being opened to the public for what may be…

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Appalachian Spring Tea with Harriet

Appalachian Spring Tea with Harriet

On Saturday, May 12, 2018, history lovers, nature enthusiasts, and those who appreciate the tasty sweet and savory foods offered at a formal tea will gather at Whitemont Lodge for a special celebration of spring and one of the Swannanoa Valley’s most honored women, Harriet Styles.

The…

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Valley History Explorer Moderate Hike Series Interest Meeting

Valley History Explorer Moderate Hike Series Interest Meeting

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Valley History Explorer Moderate Hike Series Interest Meeting

Learn about our moderate hiking series, the Valley History Explorer Series during this free informational meeting. The Valley History Explorer Hiking Series offers the opportunity to revisit the past of the…

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