Through the hard work of our Board of Directors and a team of volunteers, PSABC offers a number of education events throughout the year. Each of these education events is created to support the mission of PSABC which is: Through preserving and promoting the unique historic resources of our region, we work to sustain the heritage and the sense of place that is Asheville and Buncombe County.
The president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Stephanie Meeks, stated in the fall 2017 issue of the national magazine: “Now people want a lot more authenticity in what they wear, what they eat, in where they live. Older buildings…provide ample opportunities for entrepreneurship and affordable housing. As such, one of the best ways for towns and cities to spur economic growth today is by reinvigorating their historic commercial corridors, and putting their character-rich older and historic buildings to work.”
Further, Urban Land Institute Fellow Ed McMahon argues “In the new economy place matters most. In a world where capital is footloose, if you can’t differentiate your town from any other place, you will have no competetive advantage.”
PSABC has a long history of preserving and promoting our unique and rich built history for the benefit of our citizens which we share through our education programs.
2018 Education Schedule:
Lighthouses Antiquity to Preservation, All Souls Cathedral Zabriskie Parish Hall, 5:30 pm
Postcards of Vanished Asheville, Kenilworth Center, 5:30 pm
Founding & History of Eliada Home and Tour, Eliada Conference Center, 2 pm
PSABC Annual Meeting and Saved Asheville, Location TBD
Fletcher History & Heritage, Fletcher Feed and Seed, 5:30 pm
Before Biltmore: Native American & Other Early Settlements on the Estate, All Souls Cathedral Zabriskie Parish Hall, 5:30
Montford Past and Present, Lenoir Rhyne Boardroom at Asheville Chamber of Commerce, 5:30 pm