Lighthouses Antiquity to Preservation

Thursday, January 25, 5:30 pm, All Souls Cathedral – Zabriskie Parish Hall Preservationists are part of a very big picture with state, national and international efforts in many areas. Wayne Wheeler is  America’s expert on the history of lighthouses, and founder of the United States Lighthouse Society and  preservation movement. He will present a two…

2017 PSABC Holiday Party

Thursday Dec. 14,  5:30 pm, Patton Parker House, 95 Charlotte Street As an annual tradition, the members and guests of the Preservation Society gather together to socialize, discuss events of the past year and drum up ideas for the year to come.  True to our cause, we search for significant historic architecture to host this…

Bent Creek Experimental Forest: Past, Present and Preservation

PSABC MEMBERS & GUESTS ENJOY VISIT TO FOREST HISTORY PSABC supporters took a “talk and walk” at the historical government research site where the results have improved eastern forests in America.  Just a little west of Asheville, the Bent Creek Experimental Forest in Avery Creek played host to this informative presentation by Julia Kirschman, of…

Save the Date for Giving Tuesday 2017!

Like to do things early? Give today! Tuesday, November 28, celebrate the season of generosity by being a part of the global day of giving, Giving Tuesday! This day, marks the end of a whirlwind shopping weekend and the beginning of the true spirit of the season. We hope you will support the Preservation Society…

Trains and the Transformation of WNC

This Thursday, November 9 5:30pm 33 Meadow Road, Asheville MAP Hear this informative, moving  and entertaining presentation about the challenges of building railroads into these mountains, and the revolutionary changes that resulted after the first train arrived in Asheville October, 1880. The heartbreak and heroism of constructing rail lines up the Blue Ridge escarpment involved…

Cabins in the Forest

Saturday, October 21, 2pm Carolina Day School, 1345 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, NC 28803 A new twist on mid century style!  Many historic NC log cabins were rescued from decay, disassembled and moved throughout Buncombe County in the mid 20th century. This movement not only salvaged log structures, it typically romanticized and updated them for a variety…

National Trust Statement on Confederate Memorials

Statement from National Trust for Historic Preservation President and CEO Stephanie Meeks: In recent months, many communities have been vigorously debating anew the impact, meaning, and propriety of Confederate memorials and symbols in the public space. We have received questions from across the political spectrum about our stance on this. At the National Trust, we…

Get Tickets to Our 2nd Annual Gala – “Dance Through Time”

Saturday, Sept. 23 from 6pm – 10pm Join PSABC in celebrating our 2nd Annual “Time Traveling” Gala,  featuring 3 different era inspired parties at 3 different historic locations in Asheville with a historic trolley ride to get you there. Guests will enjoy era inspired music, entertainment, food by Chef Michael’s Catering and cocktail wizardry by Sovereign…

Farm Heritage Trail: Sandy Mush

Farm Heritage Trail: Sandy Mush Saturday, July 15, 10AM 19 School Road, Leicester, NC (MAP) Buncombe Country farmland is a valuable, beautiful natural resource.  And one thing is certain: no one is making more land.  What we have is all there is, and the Farm Heritage Trail celebrates and safeguards all of it.  Join PSABC for…

2017 Griffin Awards

May 25, 5:30pm  Purchase Tickets! The efforts of property owners, contractors and architects across our community are the key stone to preservation in Asheville & Buncombe County. These efforts range from long-term stewardship to research to down-and-dirty nail pulling (and biting) blood sweat and tears. The Preservation Society brings just a sampling of this work…

WNC Historic Barn Architecture

If you have ever wondered about the stories of hauntingly beautiful old barns you see all over our region, this month you will have a chance to learn more about them from someone who has devoted a lot of time and energy to uncovering their mysteries. PSABC will present Taylor Barnhill of the Appalachian Barn…

W. W. Dodge: Artist, Architect, Silversmith & Preservationist

The Preservation Society’s first event of 2017 celebrates one of our region’s most versatile and accomplished Arts & Crafts talents: William Waldo Dodge.  Dodge’s creative life is the subject of Bruce Johnson’s January 26th talk at All Souls Cathedral in Biltmore Village (MAP).  Johnson has graced the PSABC with a number of well-attended presentations, and…