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Welcome The long, cold winter is finally over and the beautiful scenery that surrounds the area has come to life. Regardless of what brings you here, you will be greeted with peaceful days and friendly people.

A plethora of unique restaurants and shops are waiting for you to explore. Take your time and savor every moment of your visit.

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to Black Mountain and the Swannanoa Valley! Mountain – Swannanoa Chamber of Commerce, located at 201 East State Street in Black Mountain, (828) 669-2300. And for a complete and updated listing of this week’s events and happenings, pick-up a copy of the Black Mountain News.

This special publication of the Black Mountain News was created to assist you while you are in town. A calendar of events for the spring and summer seasons will help you plan your activities. We encourage you to visit the local businesses that have advertised in this tour guide and also to stop by the Black

Black Mountain is conveniently located to the east of Asheville, a short 15-minute trip on Interstate 40. Exit 64 will lead you into the historical downtown area. Enjoy!

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Calensdar of Events

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Black Mountain Center for the Arts

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Get Outside!

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Red House Studio & Gallery

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Swannanoa Valley Museum

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Eat, Shop, Stay, Play

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Art in Bloom

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Presbyterian Heritage Center

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Sourwood Festival

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Jennifer Fitzgerald, General Manager and Editor Becky Andrade, Advertising Account Executive Megan Bannerman, Staff Photographer Barbara Hootman, Staff Writer Fred McCormick, Staff Writer

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Event Calendar For a complete listing please visit exploreblackmountain.com

MAY

JULY

MAY 1 ROCK THE TASTE

JULY 4 MONTREAT FOURTH OF JULY PARADE

Food tasting event. 5:30-7 p.m. Admission fee. Contact: Black Mountain – Swannanoa Chamber of Commerce (828) 669-2300 exploreblackmountain.com

Downtown Black Mountain Street Dance & Fireworks townofblackmountain.org

AUGUST

MAY 8 - 11 L.E.A.F.

AUG. 8 SOURWOOD IDOL CONTEST

Lake Eden Arts Festival at Camp Rockmont. Tickets online in advance. theleaf.org

MAY 17 THE BLACK MOUNTAIN GARDEN SHOW, SALE & SILENT AUCTION

Individual singers compete for cash prizes. Free. 7 p.m. Contact: Black Mountain – Swannanoa Chamber of Commerce, (828) 669-2300

AUG. 9 - 10 SOURWOOD FESTIVAL

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. in Monte Vista parking lot, 308 West State Street. Contact: Beautification Committee – Maggie Krogh, (828) 460-7970

Free. 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sat. & 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sun. Contact: Black Mountain – Swannanoa Chamber of Commerce, (828) 669-2300 sourwoodfestival.com

MAY 31 - JUNE 1 16TH ANNUAL BLACK MOUNTAIN ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW

OCTOBER

Free, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. - downtown Black Mountain. Contact: M. Greene, (828) 669-7626 olddepot.org

JUNE

OCT. 11 FALL BY THE TRACKS FESTIVAL AND 5K FUN RUN Downtown festival and run. Contact: The Old Depot Association, (828) 669-7626 olddepot.org

JUNE 12 - 14 8TH ANNUAL ART IN BLOOM Admission fee. (828) 669-0930 blackmountainarts.org

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Get Outside! From Staff Reports

The Swannanoa Valley has been blessed with scenic beauty, and that inspires many residents and visitors to get outside. The wide variety of recreation opportunities in the area vary will suit people of all ages and fitness levels, too. Here are a few suggestions: BLACK MOUNTAIN POOL Having undergone recent renovations, this town pool becomes the place to cool off in the summer. A shallow wading pool with fountain sculptures provides the perfect place for parents to introduce their toddlers to splash play, and the rest of the pool has depths for swimmers of all levels. WALKING Popular places for walking include Lake Tomahawk and Recreation Park. Lake Tomahawk has a 0.55mile loop, which includes views of the Craggy Mountains and waterfowl. Recreation Park features a half-mile walking path and connects to two greenways: the 0.51-mile Oaks Trail and the Garden Trail.

HIKING The mountains surrounding the Swannanoa Valley belong almost exclusively to private property owners, but some opportunities do exist for the general public. The Valley’s four major conference centers – Montreat, Ridgecrest, Christmont, and Blue Ridge Assembly never seek publicity for their hiking trails, but will allow the public to use them. At Montreat, visitors can obtain information during the summer at the Nature Center by Lake Susan. At the three others, check in with visitor information to obtain permission. GOLF The Black Mountain Golf Course lies nestled in a valley with fantastic views of the mountains. The course was opened in 1929 as a 9 hole course designed by Donald Ross and was turned into an 18 hole course when the back side was opened in 1962. With reasonable

daily rates and low priced. For more information, call (828) 669-2710 or visit blackmountaingolf.org. DISC GOLF The addition of a disc golf course at Owen High School gave the Valley two courses. The one at Owen plays through the campus, alongside buildings, with big, open views of the mountains. The one at Black Mountain’s Recreation Park doesn’t have the views, but does have a more natural setting, playing through woods, along the river, and by the community garden. The Rec Park course is open from sunrise to sunset; Owen’s course is open during the daytime after school, on weekends, or whenever class is not in session. Epic Cycles on Sutton Avenue in downtown Black Mountain sells discs.


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TOUR GUIDE From Staff Reports

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Congratulations! You have found your way to a great town – Black Mountain! Whether you are here for a day or a week, make the most of your time while you Eat, Shop, Stay, and Play! EAT

Finding a good meal in the Swannanoa Valley is easy. Unique and delicious restaurants line the streets of downtown Black Mountain. Some restaurants off the beaten path make a short drive more than worthwhile. Everything from burgers to an elegant meal are options in this town. Stop by the Black Mountain News’ office (111 Richardson Blvd., across from the Black Mountain Post Office) or the Black Mountain – Swannanoa Chamber of Commerce (201 E. State Street) for a copy of Dining Destinations, which includes information and menus from many local restaurants.

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Put on your walking shoes – because a walk around downtown Black Mountain will deliver an abundance of unique shops – antiques, art, clothing, furniture, unique gifts, an oldfashioned hardware store, and much more. A stroll down Cherry Street, Sutton Avenue, Broadway, and of course, State Street, will lead you to shop after shop. Take time to find a perfect gift for that hard-to-buy-for friend. And certainly, take time to not only buy a few souvenirs to take home with you, but a few treasures for yourself as well.

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Accommodations in the area vary from a secluded cabin tucked away in Montreat to a room in a cozy bed and breakfast. Once you find a place, relax and enjoy your stay. Perhaps even a few naps might be in order – and where better to nap than in one of the relaxing rocking chairs that you see around town.

The number one rule of any vacation – have fun! And there are unlimited possibilities for fun and play in the area. Outdoor activities such as hiking and golf are ideal for this time of year – take advantage of this while you are here. Museums, an art center, a community garden, a beautiful lake, and greenways also make this an unique spot to enjoy.

This will no doubt be a unique vacation for you!

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to the Neighborhood By Ron Vinson

PRESBYTERIAN HERITAGE CENTER 318 Georgia Terrace, Montreat For more information, call (828) 669-6556 or visit phcmontreat.org. With free admission and parking, the PHC offers interactive kiosks and displays of artifacts, rare books, documents and rare pictures. During April and May, the PHC is opened Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday, 1 – 4 p.m., and Sunday, 1:30 - 4 p.m. During June through mid-August, the PHC is opened seven days a week.

Did you know that “Amazing Grace” had at least five different musical tunes? • What hymn book did the Pilgrims use for worship? • Do you or your children remember public television icon Mister Rogers? • How can you participate in an archaeological dig for Biblical-era pottery – here in Western North Carolina? • Where can you view Appalachian folk art carvings and African tribal masks at the same time? All of these topics and more are displayed this spring and summer in the many exhibits at the Presbyterian Heritage Center (PHC) in Montreat. JOYFUL, JOYFUL: WE ADORE THEE exhibit features rare psalters and hymnals for the past 500 years, audio music samples on touch-screen kiosks, use of hymns in movie clips, and much more! Come see the songbooks used by the Pilgrims, as well as the original hymn book in which “Amazing Grace” was first published – plus listen to the five different musical tunes used with “Amazing Grace” in the 18th and 19th centuries. ON THE AIR: THE HISTORY OF PRESBYTERIANS IN BROADCASTING & COMMUNICATIONS exhibit will present the story of Presbyterians and communications innovations such as: • 1910 telephone call-in to listen to sermons; • silent screen & talking film stars, including a former U.S. President;

• the first religious broadcasting station and television programming, and • Fred Rogers and “Mr. Rogers Neighborhood.” Fred Rogers was an ordained Presbyterian minister who developed one of public television’s most successful children’s shows that continues to air 10 years after his death in 2003. The Fred Rogers Company has provided the Heritage Center with photos and videos of the television shows through the decades. GO INTO ALL THE WORLD: MISSIONS TO THE MIDDLE EAST exhibit features rare photos and will document various Presbyterian mission efforts in the Eastern Mediterranean countries and the crises in the Middle East. There also is a display of rare pottery from the Biblical Holy Land. For young people and the young-at-heart adult, interactive archaeological digs of replica Biblical pottery will be available throughout the summer.


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Arts in Downtown Black Mountain By Rita Vermillion

The Black Mountain Center for the Arts, centered in downtown Black Mountain at 225 W. State Street, is a community arts center open year-round. Stop by to see the Upper Gallery and find out about events.

BlackMountainArts.org (828) 669-0930. Executive Director, Gale Jackson

Among North Carolina towns, Black Mountain stands as an enclave for the arts. Around the world, that reputation came about largely through Black Mountain College, which existed here from 1933 to 1956. Within the region that distinction is now due in part to a local institution, the Black Mountain Center for the Arts, located in the renovated old city hall at 225 W. State Street. The mission of BMCA is “to bring arts to the people and people to the arts.” Through theatre, concerts, exhibits, festivals, workshops, classes and outreach, this community arts center offers to both visitors and residents opportunities to participate in and enjoy the arts. Incorporated in 1995, the Center is well into its second decade as a non-profit arts institution serving the eastern part of Buncombe County and the communities of Black Mountain, Swannanoa, Montreat, and Ridgecrest. It is not an affiliate of county or town governments, but is a stand-alone organization responsible for raising its own funds and promoting its own programs. The residents of our community pull together each year to support the Black Mountain Center for the Arts through arts events and fundraisers, class tuition, donations, grants, and more. When a group of local residents found that the original city hall, c. 1920s, was to be torn down, they chose to rally around the stately brick building at the west end of downtown, to raise money to save and renovate it, and to turn it into a center for community arts that everyone could use with pride and excitement. Once the funds were raised, the orange shag carpet, pine paneling, and truck entrance were

removed, the former holding cell jail was turned into a visual art classroom, the upper level town library was refurbished into a gallery, the town council chambers were restored into an acoustic concert/theater room, the firemen’s sleeping quarters became a reception room/dance classroom, and the city garage was recycled into a functional clay studio. Today, classes and workshops open to the public are held every weekday in one of the various areas of the fine arts – music, visual arts, pottery, writing and dance. Arts events including concerts, theater productions, summer camps, gallery openings and exhibits are scheduled on a regular basis. A garden with sculpture by local artists in the back yard is adjacent to the clay studio, which has murals installed by nationally recognized artists on both the east and west walls – public art that enhances Black Mountain’s downtown. A tile wall located in the ground level was part of the original fundraising for the building renovation and includes tiles painted by school children who will some day raise their own families in this Valley. Each year the Black Mountain Center for the Arts sponsors annual events that bring people in to hear live music, see visual art, view theatrical performances, take home locally produced art, visit local gardens, and meet others in the community. From a Books and Brown Bag series to the annual Art in Bloom flowers and art event to the Run for Your Art 5K to an art photography exhibit, there is something for everyone to enjoy at BMCA.


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BMCA SPRING & SUMMER CALENDAR 225 W. State Street, 828/669-0930 blackmountainarts.org

APRIL

Art in Bloom in the Gallery (4/22) Pin Hole Camera Brown Bag Workshop (4/25) Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day (4/ 27)

MAY

While you’re in Town ~ Check out our Gallery, Clay Studio, Events & Historic Building!

JUNE

Monthly Exhibits, Pottery Showcase, Workshops, & Live Theatre

Poetry Brown Bag (5/2) and Workshop (5/16) with Tina Barr Plein Air Painting Workshop with Cheryl Keefer (5/8,5/9) Front Porch Theatre at BMCA presents “Greater Tuna” (5/15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24) Art in Bloom (see story page 14) including: Gala Opening Preview Party (6/12) Garden Tours & Art Exhibit with Floral Designs (6/13 & 14)

OPEN Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri Noon to 5pm Thurs 11am to 3pm at 225 W. State St. (in the old City Hall)

JULY

Summer Camp (7/14-18 & 7/21-25)

AUGUST

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At the Red House Studios and Gallery By Susan Shaw

COMING FULL CIRCLE Those 16 women who met 46 years ago to form an art league would be delighted to know that SVFAL moved in February 2012 to the Red House next to the Monte Vista Hotel where it all started. The Red House was originally known as the Farmhouse, and is the oldest structure on the Monte Vista property, built in 1926. Some know it as the Annex, housing overflow guests from the Monte Vista. It is on the National Register of Historic Places because of its age and association with the hotel. A new project started this February with Red House at the Monte Vista. The art league is now supplying artwork to the Monte Vista featuring several artists for a few months at a time in the main part of the hotel. The Elbow Gallery down the hallway of the first floor rooms continues also.

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IN THE BEGINNING On October 6, 1967, 16 women met at the Monte Vista Hotel to form the Swannanoa Valley Arts League, the area’s oldest group of community artists. Patricia Cornwell’s mother, Marilyn Pat Daniels, was among the first members, as was Mary McMurray, still an active member of the league. Membership zoomed to 41 by March 1968. The meetings and shows were held at various places – the beautiful new library (March 1968), Asheville State Savings and Loan, Swannanoa Community Center. There were Tuesday morning “Paint Togethers” at the Red Coach (State Street and Montreat Road). The league sponsored arts education in local schools. In 1991, the league found a home in the green house behind the medical center on Old U.S. Highway 70. Many classes and workshop have been held there, along with groups of artists who met to paint together.

SVFAL AT HOME IN THE RED HOUSE From fall 2011 to March 2012, the Swannanoa Valley Fine Arts League completed an extensive renovation of their 4,000 square foot Red House home including a new roof, extensive rewiring, and combining of rooms. Volunteers spent countless hours scraping, caulking, priming, and painting the 16 rooms. The finished product includes a three room gallery space, two large workshop spaces, a library, and seven artists’ studios with 16 artists. Membership stands at 155. The prime reasons for this are the wonderful opportunities for artists to display their work. The three lovely, well-lighted galleries will host six new shows during the spring and summer. Works range from 2D paintings in every medium to 3D including ceramic sculpture and wood creations. Two large classrooms have ongoing weekly classes plus workshops by members and outside artists on a regular basis.

RED HOUSE STUDIOS AND GALLERY

310 State Street next to the Monte Vista Hotel. Spring & Summer hours go into effect in April: Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday, noon – 4 p.m. For more information call (828) 669-0351. www.svfalarts.org

SHOWS: APRIL: Motions/Emotions MAY: Small Works/Big Works JUNE: Impressions/Expressions JULY: People, Places, & Things

AUGUST: Annual Member Juried Show SEPTEMBER: Shapes & Forms


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Art is Blooming in Black Mountain

8th Annual Art in Bloom By Jessica Klarp

The Black Mountain Center for the Arts Eighth Annual Art in Bloom puts the “fun” in fundraising. It takes months of planning and more than a 100 volunteers to make this three-day flower-centric event a success. This year’s Art in Bloom takes place June 12, 13, 14 and includes a Gala Preview Party (June 12 at 6 p.m.) with seated catered dinner, a gallery display of 22 Ikebana and Western floral designers interpretations of regional art work on loan from a dozen galleries, a two-day Cottage Garden Tour (June 13 and 14 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.), plein air painters in the gardens followed by a display of their works. It all starts when various regional galleries loan work for the floral designers to interpret. Once the art is hung in the gallery and open to the public on April 22, the floral designers choose which work they want to interpret. They have a few weeks to plan and gather materials for their designs. This year the designers have been tasked with working with and around the idea of including edible plants in their designs, the heart of the Garden to Gallery theme. This year’s honorary chairperson is artist and musician Akira Sitake, who will be toasted at the Gala Preview Party. “Akira has been a part of Art in Bloom since our first year when he was a participant,” Gale Jackson, Black Mountain Center for the Arts executive director, said. “He has shared his artistic and musical talents in many different ways over the years and we are so happy to have the opportunity to honor him in this way.”

Sitake, along with all the floral designers and those who purchase tickets to the party, will enjoy a seated dinner catered by generous local restaurants. Each year Ultimate Ice Cream creates a signature flavor specifically for Art in Bloom which debuts at the Gala. Tickets for the Gala Preview Party are $40. The following day Cottage Garden Tour ticket holders come by the Arts Center to pick up a tour map so they can plan their weekend. Included in the $20 ticket price is admission to the floral designs in the Upper Gallery and a 15 percent discount on lunch at select nearby restaurants. This year five gardens located in the heart of Black Mountain and up N.C. Highway 9 are being featured. Each garden will have a guide to share the details of the garden with guests and a plein air painter creating artwork. The result of the plein air artist’s efforts will be displayed for sale in a special exhibit from June 16 - 18 on the main floor of the Arts Center. Those who may not want to tour gardens or attend the Gala Party but are interested in the floral design interpretations in the gallery may purchase access for $5. Proceeds from Art in Bloom help fund the exciting, thought provoking arts programming and events that the Arts Center offers to the community. Be sure to contact the Arts Center because organizing committee members always have a little something extra up their sleeves. Be on the look out for more on the Eighth Annual Art in Bloom. The Arts Center is located at 225 W. State Street. For more information, call (828) 669-0930 or visit BlackMountainArts.org.

THE BLACK MOUNTAIN CENTER FOR THE ARTS EIGHTH ANNUAL ART IN BLOOM June 12, 13, 14 For more information, call (828) 669-0930 or visit BlackMountainArts.org


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Sourwood Festival = Family Fun From Staff Reports

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Birdhouses, handmade furniture, custom jewelry, local soap, and fine art are just a few of the crafts offered at Sourwood Festival. For one weekend in August each year, the Sourwood Festival fills downtown Black Mountain with wholesome entertainment for both adults and children. With highlights like authentic arts and crafts; face-painting, bouncy rides and cotton candy for children; musical acts and dancing; freshsqueezed lemonade and hot-offthe-grill BBQ, there’s something for everyone at the Sourwood Festival presented by the Black Mountain-Swannanoa Chamber of Commerce. This year’s festival is Saturday, August 9, and Sunday, August 10, and features over 200 booths of arts and crafts, food of all kinds, rides and games for children, and musical acts performing every half hour. The non-alcoholic festival attracts over 30,000 each year from all over the country. It wouldn’t be a festival if there weren’t a great selection of food, and the Sourwood has something for everyone – vegetarian dishes, homemade ice cream,

funnel cake, handmade jellies, Polish sausage, corn on the cob, and much more. Honey-making and bee demonstrations are a popular attraction. The Sourwood Idol Contest kicks off the Sourwood Festival on Friday, August 8, at 7 p.m. with regional talent of solo singing acts competing for the “Sourwood Idol” title. Cash prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place. Located at 201 E. State Street, the Black Mountain Swannanoa Chamber of Commerce may be reached by calling 828-669-2300 or emailing bmchamber@juno. com or visiting www.exploreblackmountain.com. For more information on the Sourwood Festival, visit www. sourwoodfestival.com.


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Famous People

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The Swannanoa Valley has been both home and retreat for numerous famous people whose lives and businesses have impacted the people and the Valley for nearly two centuries. One of the most famous of all Valley residents is the Rev. Billy Graham, who married Ruth McCue Bell, daughter of missionary Dr. L. Nelson Bell of Montreat in 1943. The Grahams first lived in a modest cottage across from Ruth’s parents, but in 1954 they purchased 200 acres on a mountaintop in Montreat on which they built an informal country-style house that has served as a place of retreat as well as home for the evangelist and his family. Frontiersman and hero of the Alamo Davy Crockett visited Elizabeth Patton, the widow of a friend, in Swannanoa in 1815. He was also recently widowed. Having five children between them, they decided to wed and join their families. Three more children were born to them during their years in Tennessee and Texas. Descendants of Davy

and Elizabeth reside today in the Swannanoa Valley. In the 1880s, world renowned architect Raphael Guastavino II came to Western North Carolina to work on the Biltmore Estate. While here, he built an estate of his own, “Rhododendron,” in Black Mountain, on the site of what now is Christmount Assembly. Guastavino specialized in the use of the age-old Catalan system of laminated tile vaults, which enabled the construction of free-standing tiled domes. Among the 1,000 buildings he designed and built in the United States is the St. Lawrence Basilica in Asheville. In 1900, a panel of architects named the top 10 buildings in the United States, and eight of them contained tile work by Guastavino. A pioneer in the field of electricity, Franklin Terry was a contemporary and

a competitor of Thomas Edison and eventually became a vice-president of Edison’s company, General Electric. In 1921, he bought land in Black Mountain and built “In The Oaks,” a 24,755 square foot summer home for his second wife, Lilliam Slocumb Emerson. The home is second in size only to Biltmore House in the state and is styled as an English manor house. “In The Oaks” is now owned by Montreat College and serves as its Black Mountain campus. Singer Roberta Flack was born in Swannanoa in 1939. She is perhaps best known for her hit song, “Killing Me Softly.” The Martin family of musicians is famous among fans of mountain music, and are also known for their wood carvings and dulcimers.


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An old-fashioned confectionary! Billy Edd Wheeler, of Swannanoa, is the author of numerous songs that have been recorded by such stars as Johnny Cash, Kenny Rogers, Nancy Sinatra, and Lee Greenwood.

Two sports figures of renown are from the Swannanoa Valley. Football great Brad Johnson, a graduate of Owen High School, led the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a Super Bowl victory in 2004. He recently retired from the NFL. Brad Daugherty, former University of North Carolina and Cleveland Cavalier basketball star, is also from Black Mountain.

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For more information on these individuals and the history of the Swannanoa Valley, visit the SWANNANOA VALLEY MUSEUM, located at 223 West State Street in Black Mountain. For more information about the museum, call 669-9655 or visitswannanoavalleymuseum.org. AN-AT140318_121106

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Comes to Life By Anne Chesky Smith

SWANNANOA VALLEY MUSEUM The Museum is open Tuesday - Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. There is a modest admission charge of $2 per person. Members, students, and children are free. The Museum is located in downtown Black Mountain at 223 West State Street in the town’s historic fire house.

More information on the Museum, its exhibits, and events can be found at swannanoavalleymuseum.org.

Located in the historic district of downtown Black Mountain, the Swannanoa Valley Museum is recognized as the primary museum of general history in Buncombe County, the most populated county in Western North Carolina. The Museum has become a valuable resource for teachers, students, and researchers who use its collection, which now numbers over 10,000 artifacts and photographs, to learn about the history of the Valley and the growth and development of Western North Carolina. The Swannanoa Valley Museum was founded in 1989 by a group of local citizens, many descended from the Valley’s original settlers, with the aim of creating a collection which vividly depicts the history, culture, and character of the Valley, serving both to celebrate the community’s heritage, and help visitors and new residents gain a sense of place. In 1989, the Town of Black Mountain deeded its original fire house, which had been vacant since 1984, to the Swannanoa Valley Museum. The fire house was designed in 1921 by the renowned architect Richard Sharp Smith, who served for six years as the chief architect for the Biltmore Estate. It is one of just two public buildings designed by Smith outside of Asheville. Inside gallery exhibits include both artifacts and pictorial displays. Permanent exhibits show how earning a livelihood,

transportation, construction, and social customs have evolved since the earliest times of human habitation. Each year, one or more special exhibits are mounted which highlight a local activity or give a local twist to a regional or national interest. In the rear gallery, visitors can see many of the household items common to the early mountain home. The Swannanoa Valley Museum will be open for their 2014 season through October 31, with several new exhibits, including “African American History and Culture,” the 2014 theme for Western North Carolina’s Museums in Partnership organization. Other new exhibits for 2014 include: “Krasnaya Polyana: Olympic Host, Sister City” – looking at the relationship that existed from 1984 to 2000 between the Russian host of the recent Winter Olympic snow events and Black Mountain; “Moonshine in the Mountains” – an exhibit that uses an historic still and local stories to explore the history and importance of moonshine in the local economy; and “Celebrating Sports” – a collection of vintage and collectible sports paraphernalia that celebrates professional athletes who got their start in the Valley.


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The Museum will feature several updated exhibits as well, including “Our Communities” – a brief look at the small communities that make up the larger Swannanoa Valley; “Native American Life”; and “Integration at Black Mountain College.” Outside, the Museum offers a variety of off-site activities, open to both members and non-members. Walking, hiking, rafting, and auto tours provide unique insights into the geography and cultural development of the Swannanoa Valley. Perhaps the best known of these is the Rim Hike series. These 11 hikes traverse some of the highest and most remote parts of the Valley. They combine physical exertion and expert commentary, and were chosen a “must do” activity by “Our State” magazine in 2012. The Museum’s programs were also highlighted on UNC-TVs NC Weekend program in August 2013. In addition to the Rim Hike Series, the Museum hosts hikes to private waterfalls, organizes historic 4-wheel drive caravans, and has also started a series of moderate, three mile hikes that explore the history of the Swannanoa Valley’s small communities - Riceville, Bee Tree, Swannanoa, Black Mountain, Montreat, North Fork, and Ridgecrest. More information on all events can be found on the Museum’s website, www. swannanoavalleymuseum.org.

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