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History Harvest - The Black Asheville History Project

From Buncombe County Libraries:

The North Carolina Room at Pack Memorial Library and the Buncombe County Community Engagement Team will host two “History Harvests” as part of the Black Asheville History Project, a community led project to gather and preserve the stories and artifacts of Asheville and Buncombe County’s African American history.

Bring your personal collections for on-the-spot preservation and digitization. Materials such as scrapbooks, photos, letters, diaries, business papers and more will be scanned or photographed by library staff or volunteers and returned to you. History Harvests are a way to celebrate, share, and preserve African American community history for generations to come.

Please join us on Saturday, Nov. 9 or Saturday, Nov. 23 from 1-5 p.m. The events will be held on the lower floor of Pack Memorial Library, 67 Haywood Street in downtown Asheville, next to the Civic Center. Light refreshments will be served.  

Join other community members to share stories in an “Ask your Elders” round table from 1-2 p.m. Scanning will be done 2-5 p.m. Participants will leave with all of their items, plus a flash drive with digital copies of the material they donated to the harvest.

Have questions or want more information?  Visit or call the librarians at the North Carolina Room at (828) 250-4740.