Join us Monday, November 11th at 5:30pm in our office in the Museum of Ashe County History, the 1904 Courthouse in Jefferson. Come and help us preserve Ashe County’s history!
Our April meeting will be at 5:30pm on Monday, April 8th, 2013 at the 1904 Courthouse in Jefferson.
Our guest speaker this month will be Chad Poe, who plans to discuss his experiences in making maple syrup. Come join us in preserving Ashe County’s rich history!
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 of the Mountaineer Heritage books originally by the students of Northwest Ashe High School from 1970’s-1990’s. This will be a multiple volume set with complete indexes.
3. The architectural survey of Ashe County done in 2006 featuring 600+ architecturally significant homes in Ashe County.
4. The fourth in our Arcadia “Images” series focusing on the town of West Jefferson, its founding, businesses, services, events, importance, legacy, and people.
Anyone interested in helping with any of these projects contact us online, by phone, or come to one of our monthly meetings!
We are continuing with work on an updated Cemetery Records book. This one will cover the years 1999 through 2009.
The Virginia Creeper in Ashe County is now an addition to the Images of America books and is available for sale. Click on our Book Shoppe to order your copy (and some for friends and family).
Mountaineer Heritage was the name given to a series of twenty-two publications created by Ashe County high school students. We are preparing the collection in a bound volume which will provide much information about our history.
Another project is to prepare for publication the survey of Ashe County historical properties which was commissioned by the county in 2004.
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 month on various topics of interest. Come join us!