School added to the National Register of Historic Places

On May 31, 2018 the Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The school is listed as the Mars Hill School, MD0253. Take a look at this excerpt from the documentation!


Rosenwald School Update – April 2018

Update on the school and events from Willa Wyatt. The school now looks like the original building, with only the brick piers showing. I know you will like the way it looks! The old pine flooring has been purchased and will be delivered soon. The HVAC plan has been determined and I will share the  Continue Reading »


Exterior Painted 2017

The school gets a fresh coat of paint.


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 »


Construction 2016-2017

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


Aerial Photos of the Mars Hill Rosenwald School

Photos taken by Ryan Philips, August 2016


Rehabilitation of the Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School

Written by Paul Eggers, News Record & Sentinel, Marshall, NC At first glance, an old boarded up building standing beside a narrow gravel road in the Long Ridge Community of Mars Hill would seem a more likely candidate for demolition than preservation. With white paint peeling from the wooden siding and one wall almost totally  Continue Reading »


A pioneering school for black children in Madison County

Cameron Huntley wrote an amazingly in-depth article for the Mountain Xpress. The cover of the January 23, 2015 issue featured Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald school alumni Fatimah Shabazz and Omar McClain. You can read the article at the link shown below.


Flavor of the Month

February’s Flavor of the Month at Ultimate Ice Cream Company Asheville is Cinnamon with RedHots, and it benefits the Friends of the Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School. The company offered to support the school and our efforts to rehabilitate it through this special promotion. Enjoy this flavor all month and support your community! Ultimate Ice  Continue Reading »


Pride of Place

By Paul Clark, November 8, 2014 – Bold Life Magazine, Efforts to preserve the old schoolhouse for black students in Mars Hill have included the creation of a rehabilitation committee, a Facebook page with news updates, and watercolor depictions showing the school at its finest, painted and presented by former student Charity Ray. Now  Continue Reading »