PROGRAMS & EVENTS
From lectures to hikes, Asheville Museum of History is committed to providing quality, engaging, and inclusive programs for the public.
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We offer a number of events every month, including lectures, tours, and hikes. View our calendar of in-person and virtual events and register by clicking the button below.
HISTORIC HOUSE TOURS
Book a 45-minute behind-the-scenes guided tour of the Smith-McDowell House. Walk through rooms recreated to reflect the lives and times of former occupants of this 1840s historic home.
Thomas WoLFE LITERARY AWARD
Our literary award has been presented annually for printed works that focus special attention on Western North Carolina since 1955 when Wilma Dykeman won for The French Broad.
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Our achievement award is presented annually to an individual or organization which has made significant contributions to the preservation of the history of the mountain region.
Curious about what our events are like? Click below to find out about the types of events we’ve hosted in the past from lectures to hikes to guided tours and river paddles.
Our past virtual programs are recorded and available to our members free of charge. Click the button below to view the programs we have to offer. Then become a member or make a donation to view as many as you would like.
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View digital versions of past exhibits that have been on display in our museum. From “Doug Ellington: Asheville’s Boomtown Architect” to “Hillbilly Land: Myth & Reality of Appalachian Culture,” we offer virtual exhibits on a variety of topics.
Learn more about the programs we offer for youth including traveling trunks on a variety of local historical topics that are freely available to check out for classroom use to museum tours tailored to grade-level curriculum.