|When:||Jul 8, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm|
|Where:||Swannanoa Valley Museum|
223 West State Street
Black Mountain, NC
The Swannanoa Valley Museum Sponsors Walking Tour of “Old Town” Swannanoa.
If you’re a relative newcomer to this area, you may not even realize that Swannanoa was once home to a thriving downtown, known to locals as “The Station.” The old downtown area was bordered by the Beacon Blanket mill and the railroad tracks, and was the center of activity for Swannanoa, and particularly for the many residents who lived in nearby Beacon Village. Swannanoa’s downtown included cafes, grocery stores, a drug store, a bank, a movie theater, a five-and-dime, and other variety stores.
On Saturday, July 8, at 9 a.m., join the Swannanoa Valley Museum for a walking tour of the old downtown area and the historic buildings that were once a part of the mill town. Learn about the history of this area, and see what’s happening in the old downtown today. Cost is $25 for museum members; $35 for non-members. This hike is part of the museum’s Valley History Explorer hiking series.
Pre-registration is required; limited space remains for this very popular event. To register, call 828-668-9566. Swannanoa Valley Museum.