Last updated: 5/19/2011
Black Mountain, North Carolina
Street Address
223 W. State Street
Black Mountain, NC 28711
Mailing Address
PO Box 306
Black Mountain, NC 28711
Services
Gift Shop
Online Gift Shop
Group Tours
Staff
Anne Chesky, Director
phone: 828-669-9566
Description

We offer hikes, tours, and daycations weekly. Visit www.swannanoavalleymuseum.org/events for more information.

The Swannanoa Valley Museum has served the Western North Carolina community since 1989 as Buncombe County’s primary museum of general local history. The history of the region is interpreted in a unique collection of photos and artifacts from the Swannanoa Valley that relate in microcosm the history of the settlement not only of the Swannanoa Valley, but also of Buncombe County and Western North Carolina.

The Swannanoa Valley has been a pathway for animals and humans for more than 12,000 years as they crossed the Blue Ridge over the Catawba River headwaters or through the Swannanoa Gap. It was one of the main routes taken by frontiersmen and pioneers making their way west.

Mission

The Swannanoa Valley Museum preserves and interprets the social, cultural and natural history of the Swannanoa Valley, a pathway to Western North Carolina, by developing dynamic programs and engaging exhibitions for the education and enrichment of the community, its children, and future generations.

History

Artifact Collections

The Swannanoa Valley Museum has served the Western North Carolina community since 1989 as Buncombe County?s primary museum of general local history.

Research Collections

The Museum has thousands of vintage photographs from the valley organized into categories and put into books for access by the public. We also have a library with local history books as well as many family histories and genealogies.

Educational Programs

Exhibitions, docent program, tours, lectures, hikes, events, student programs

Library

Access: General Public, Students, Scholars, Staff Only, Members

Appointment required: Yes

Publications

We publish a newsletter monthly.

Services

Gift Shop

Online Gift Shop

Group Tours

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