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…

An Architectural History of Kenilworth: Structural Gems of All Genres

If you think you know Kenilworth, think again.  James Cavener, a 40-year PSABC member and long-time Kenilworth resident has something to show and tell.  Join the Preservation Society on November 9th for an illustrated program on one small community’s huge architectural heritage. Cavener’s story in short:  “Bracketed between the monumental Zealandia mansion on the crest…

Riverside Cemetery: Where Asheville History Lives

SATURDAY, SATURDAY, SATURDAY!! (The new Thursday) On an autumn day this October, take a walk through one of Asheville’s special places and see where time lies still. Join the Preservation Society in a self-guided tour of Riverside Cemetery, founded in 1885 and encompassing 87 landscaped acres that are beautiful, peaceful and beyond interesting. Riverside Cemetery,…

2016 Harp Concert

September 25, 2016   4:00 All Souls Cathedral 9 Swan St, Asheville, NC 28803 BUY TICKETS HERE! Linda Barton Paul, concert harpist, returns for a third annual benefit supporting Asheville’s preservation mission.  The Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County (PSABC) is proud to present this special program, A Romance of Music, at the historic Cathedral…

Charlotte Street: Streetcar Suburb to Modern Corridor

September 15, 2016   5:30-7:00 St. Mary’s Church – 337 Charlotte St, Asheville, NC 28801 Charlotte Street in North Asheville is a busy place where past, present and future all seem to collide.  It’s a road through electric trolleys, “motor car” neighborhoods, country “way out yonder”, and growth to what’s next.  Learn more at an upcoming…

Support Our Work at the Thomas Wolfe Cabin

What Asheville site attracts famous authors and movie stars alike? The Thomas Wolfe Cabin, also known as the Whitson or Cedar Cliff Cabin, is a diminutive, rustic log cabin built in 1924 on a picturesque knoll overlooking the French Broad River valley near Oteen. Famed novelist Thomas Wolfe lived at the cabin during the summer…