Brevard’s First Big Boom: Industry and Tourism at the Turn of the 20th Century – All Things Appalachia speaker series
December 1 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
All Things Appalachia Speaker Series
Thursday, December 1, 2022
“Brevard’s First Big Boom: Industry and Tourism at the Turn of the 20th Century”
Our once-isolated mountain town experienced sweeping changes with the introduction of the railroad, new industries, and increased tourism in the late 1890s into the late 1920s. Local Historian Marcy Thompson will present on the changing face of Brevard, as well as key players and industries that developed during this influential time in history.
Marcy Thompson is a retired librarian, having worked for 16 years in Children’s Services and 15 years as the Local History Librarian at Transylvania County Library. She is an active member of the Joint Historic Preservation Commission, the Transylvania County Historical Society, and collaborator with the Transylvania Heritage Museum.
All Things Appalachia is a monthly program series at the Transylvania County Library exploring the people, natural world, culture, and history of the southern Appalachian region. Presenters include experts in the fields of history, ecology, outdoor recreation, and more. The programs are on the first Thursday evening of most months at 6:30 pm in the Rogow Room. Each program lasts approximately one hour. These free programs are supported by the Friends of the Library