Concrete Skirting Removed

The school now looks like the original building, with only the brick piers showing.


Exterior Painted 2017

The school gets a fresh coat of paint.


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 »


Construction 2016-2017

Construction on the school continues thanks to generous funding and the hard work of many volunteers.


Work on School Continues

Thanks to much hard work and dedication, the school has improved greatly!


Aerial Photos of the Mars Hill Rosenwald School

Photos taken by Ryan Philips, August 2016


Construction – February 2016

The windows have arrived and are being installed! Thanks to Jimmy Willis and crew, Scott Donald, David Wyatt, and each of our supporters and alumni for their dedication and hard work. Contributions are needed to cover the cost of the new windows. You can sponsor a full window, or half of a window. See details  Continue Reading »


Photos from the Fall 2015 Groundbreaking

Alumni and Friends of the Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School, were present for a Ground Breaking Ceremony, held Friday, November 13, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.  


Mars Hill 2014 Heritage Festival

The Mars Hill Heritage Festival takes place each fall in Mars Hill. The Friends of the Anderson Rosenwald School have a booth located near the Rural Heritage Museum, on the campus of MHU. Thanks to the Blue Ridge Funeral Service for setting up a tent for us!  


Photos from the Rural Heritage Museum Exhibit

Photos from Our Story, This Place: The History of African American Education in Madison County, North Carolina: The Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School