Invitation to Alumni and Family Members of Alumni

Your presence is requested for an interview for an upcoming children’s picture book on the history of Rosenwald Schools. The two co-authors, Marti Rosner & Frye Gaillard, shared that, “We are co-authoring a book about The Rosenwald Schools. The book we are working on is a children’s picture book, 32 pages, to be published sometime  Continue Reading »


February 2018 Events

Thursday, February 15 Oralene Simmons will be sharing her Journey story at Madison Middle School, 95 Upper Brush Creek Road, Marshall at the following times: 8:10 AM, 9:10 AM, and 12:50 PM. You are welcome to attend anyone of these. Please check-in at the office to get a visitor’s pass. Monday, February 19 at 3:00  Continue Reading »


Wanted: Used Wood Flooring

The building needs some used flooring: tongue & groove pine, 3/4″ x 3″ and 3/4″ x 2″. If you have some, or know where to find some, please let us know. Contact Dan Slagle at


Exterior Doors Stained

Jennifer Cathey, Restoration Specialist, worked with Dan Slagle to identify the correct color stain for the school’s exterior doors. Dan shared documentary photos and wood samples with Jennifer. They refined the exterior door color selection and talked about other interior finishes. They will continue to work on identifying interior colors and materials. On October 18,  Continue Reading »


School Update September 2017

The school is looking so much better!  Still lots of work left, but much progress made. We are planning for the National Heritage Registry team, who are scheduled to visit us Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 1:30, and the Joe Anderson Program, which will be held on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at the school. Great  Continue Reading »


Rosenwald School in Maryland

These photos are from a Rosenwald school located in Maryland, the Pleasant View Historic Site in Montgomery County. Preservation Maryland is currently assisting the Quince Orchard community with strategic visioning for the Pleasant View Historic Site in Montgomery County.


Workday at School – July 6, 2017

This Thursday, July 6, 2017, will be our next workday at the Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School. We will be scraping old adhesive from the floor. If you have tools, bring them — stiff putty knives, wood chisels, and multi-purpose painters tools work pretty well. Dust masks will be provided. We’ll start at 10 and work  Continue Reading »


Rosenwald Schools National Register Nominations Project

We are pleased to report that a consultant has been hired for our Rosenwald schools National Register nominations project, which was funded by an Underrepresented Communities grant awarded to the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources last year by the National Park Service. Heather Wagner Slane, principal of HMWPreservation (; 336-207-1502), has been awarded  Continue Reading »


Workday at School

This Saturday (April 8, 2017) will be our next workday at the Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School. Our main goal will be to back fill around the new addition. Shovels and rakes will be the tools of the day, so bring ’em if you got ’em. We’ll start at 10 and work as long as  Continue Reading »


Anderson Rosenwald School Asheville Meeting

The Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School’s first meeting of 2017 takes place in Asheville, Friday, March 24th from 3:00-4:30 p.m. at the Stephens-Lee Community Center. Alumni, family of alumni all are welcomed, Your memories, pictures and artifacts, as well as your feedback and creative ideas, will be appreciated and become a part of the ongoing  Continue Reading »