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 »


Our Story – This Place Exhibition

New Exhibition opens at Mars Hill University’s Rural Heritage Museum The History of African American Education in Madison County, North Carolina: The Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School Exhibition dates: September 14, 2014 – February, 28, 2015 Reception: September 14, 2014, 1-3 p.m. This exhibition traces the history of African American education in Western North Carolina,  Continue Reading »


Anderson Rosenwald School – Sept. 2013

Reprinted from the Urban News, September 2013 On Sept. 1, 2013, the Anderson Rosenwald School Project Planning Committee opened the historic building in Mars Hill for donors, supporters, and alumni to see the progress made so far in restoring the 83-year-old building. The school was built in 1929-30 using $750 supplied by Sears, Roebuck president  Continue Reading »