The primary museum of general history in Buncombe County hosts exhibits that reflect the pioneer history of western North Carolina, interpreted in photos and artifacts from the Swannanoa Valley, east of Asheville. The Museum also offers many events that interpret the history of the area outside its walls. Monthly hikes explore high, hidden and historic places, and historic tours take people to places of interest throughout the region.
This spring the Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center will mount an exhibit of 15 original watercolor paintings by Jerald Pope that became the … more
A myth that has long persisted in the lore of Black Mountain College, an experimental school located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains during … more
This year, celebrate the Fourth of July with your family, friends, guests, and the Swannanoa Valley Museum on a 1.5-mile, moderate hike to the peak of … more