The Swannanoa Valley Museum is offering several upcoming virtual events:
>> On Monday, August 24, at 10:30 a.m., the museum will present an online webinar exploring the fascinating history of the Swannanoa 4H camp, which served as a prisoner of war camp during WWII.
>> On Thursday, August 27, at 6:30 p.m., the museum invites you to join doctoral candidate Lisa R. Withers on Zoom as she discusses The Negro Travelers’ Green Book and the individuals who helped facilitate travel by African Americans in western North Carolina during the Jim Crow era.
>> And finally, on Monday, September 14, at 11:30 a.m., the museum will host a Zoom discussion of Hotter Than A Pepper Sprout, by Swannanoa’s own Billy Edd Wheeler, a renowned singer-songwriter and true Renaissance man. The book tells the story of Wheeler’s rise through the world of country music, and the fascinating characters he met along the way. Wheeler penned a number of hit songs, including “Jackson” (made famous by Johnny Cash and June Carter with their Grammy-winning 1967 recording), “Coward of the County,” and “Ode to the Little Brown Shack Out Back.”
The book discussion is free; a small fee is charged for the webinars. For more info, and to register for any of these events, visit history.swannanoavalleymuseum.org and click on “Events.”