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Water Tourism

Note: This is part of a history series on popular tourism activities in Transylvania County. A corresponding display is on the second floor of the Transylvania County Library through July.

Lodging Tourism

Note: This is part of a history series on popular tourism activities in Transylvania County. A corresponding display is on the second floor of the Transylvania County Library May –

Roadway Tourism in Transylvania County

Note: This is part of a history series on popular tourism activities in Transylvania County. A corresponding display is on the second floor of the Transylvania County Library May –

Adventure Tourism

Note: This is part of a history series on popular tourism activities in Transylvania County. A corresponding display is on the second floor of the Transylvania County Library May –

Natural World Tourism

Note: This is part of a history series on popular tourism activities in Transylvania County. A corresponding display is on the second floor of the Transylvania County Library May –

WNC Pottery Traditions to Modern Day

Early European potters in North Carolina White settlers in North Carolina are thought to have begun pottery making around 1755 and fell into two main categories: German Moravians and English

Cherokee Pottery Traditions

Importance of pottery Pottery and broken shards have long been a lingering remnant of human civilization; vessels are an everyday object associated with permanent, stationary settlement. The reason is simple:

The Price-Deavor House

The Deavor family were early settlers in Transylvania County and so had many descendants who settled in the area. Many historic houses in our community have a connection to the

Paul’s Produce and Paul Patterson

Some readers may be surprised to learn that one of the oldest commercial buildings in Brevard that is still standing is Paul’s Produce Stand, currently El Ranchero Mexican restaurant. Despite

Harriett Matilda Deaver

Picturing the past: Harriett Matilda Deaver By Laura Sperry The Deaver name is familiar to many history afficionados in Transylvania County due to the presence of the Allison-Deaver House, a

Community Cookbooks

Culinary arts have boomed in popularity over the last several years.  Whether watching the latest cooking program on television; reading popular fiction such as Diane Mott Davidson’s culinary mysteries; browsing

Dr. Charles Washington Hunt

Dr. C.W. Hunt was born in 1854 in Raleigh, NC. In 1880 at age 26 he graduated from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Baltimore, MD. That same year

Ecusta Mill Beginnings

On March 7, 2024 at 6 pm, the All Things Appalachia series at the Transylvania County Library will show the documentary “Ecusta: The First 50 Years” followed by time for

Community Activist Selena Robinson

Many may still have memories of community activist Selena Robinson. Born on October 22, 1917 Selena Arnetta Hall was the fourth of six children. Her parents were Rev. Dennis Cleveland

Rice Street’s Namesake

When Transylvania County was founded in 1861, many of the earliest organizers had Brevard streets named for them in honor of their contributions to the community. The last founder to

Gaston Street’s Namesake

When Transylvania County was founded in 1861, many of the earliest organizers had Brevard streets named for them in honor of their contributions to the community. The next founder to

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