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Mission Statement

The mission of the Western North Carolina Historical Association is to educate the public by promoting the preservation of regional history through the care and interpretation of the Smith-McDowell House Museum and gardens; the collection, care, and exhibiton of artifacts that tell the history of the mountain region; the presentation of public programs; and the facilitation of cooperation among regional hisotrical orgazizations.

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Asheville, NC's first mansion, now restored to interpret 1840 through 1900. This National Register of Historic Places property was built in 1840 by one of antebellum Asheville's most important citizens and was the home of mayors, a Confederate Major, and friends of the Vanderbilts. Smith-McDowell House is the oldest surviving house in Asheville and features gardens designed by the renowned Olmsted Brothers.

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http://www.wnchistory.org

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