Swannanoa newcomers and old timers alike will enjoy the new “Swannanoa” book that was released this past summer as part of Acadia Publishing’s Images of America series. The book was written and compiled by local author Anne E. Chesky Smith, former FANS Board member and current Executive Director of the Swannanoa Valley Museum. With the help of more than 200 vintage images, the book tells the story of Swannanoa, from the earliest settlers to modern times. “Swannanoa” contains a treasure trove of rarely seen photographs, the majority of which were donated from the private collections of local residents.
“Swannanoa” is available at the Swannanoa Valley Museum (call first at 669-9566 to arrange a time to stop by, as the museum does not have regular winter hours). The book can also be purchased at Madden’s Ace Hardware in Swannanoa and online. Cost is $21.99. Proceeds from the sale of the book benefit the Swannanoa Valley Museum.