News & Events

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    Otto Wood, “Robin Hood of the Blue Ridge”

    After the regular meeting of the historical society at 5:30 pm on Monday, October 13th we will have a program starting at 6:30 pm.  Herb Key, Wilkes County luthier and musician and leader of the Elkville String Band, and Trevor McKenzie, one of the librarians at […]

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  • Ashe Co Hist Soc Annual Mtg 2014

    Annual Meeting/ Family Heritage Weekend 2014

    Our 2014 Annual Meeting and Family Heritage Weekend is coming! On Friday June 13th at 7:00 pm we will hold our annual meeting in the fellowship hall of the Mount Jefferson Presbyterian Church in downtown West Jefferson.  We will hold a short meeting to elect […]

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  • Sam Shumate talks about Ore Knob Mine

         On Monday, January 13, local author, historian and teacher Sam Shumate will be the featured speaker at an event sponsored by the Ashe County Historical Society. The location will be the Museum of Ashe County History (old courthouse) in Jefferson. His presentation will begin at […]

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  • In The Works

    We are currently working on several publishing projects: 1. The update of the Ashe County Cemetery Records book published in 1999. This will include new information on cemeteries not listed in the original, as well as additions, corrections, and updates covering 1999-2009. 2. A compilation […]

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  • Regular Meetings

    Ashe County Historical Society meets the second Monday in each month. The location is in the Museum of Ashe County History (the 1904 Courthouse building) in downtown Jefferson. The meeting starts at 5:30pm year-round. It will move along quickly and then we have guest speakers each […]

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