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Thanks to the work of pioneering grassroots activists and the National Trust’s Rosenwald Schools Initiative, Rosenwald schools have begun to be identified, preserved and celebrated. Key to the success of the project is the outstanding support provided by Madison County Schools, Mars Hill University, and the dedication of the Historic Anderson Rosenwald Rehabilitation Project committee. Grants are being sought to help preserve the 100 year-old school and return it to an active role at the center of the community.

 

Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School Featured in Preservation Magazine

The Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School, Fall 2019.

Reviving a Rosenwald School in Mars Hill, North Carolina Written by Meghan Drueding for Preservation Magazine: Winter 2020, savingplaces.org When the Friends of the Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School began rehabilitating the building in 2009, they knew the process would take years. Constructed in 1929 in Mars Hill, North Carolina, as part of philanthropist Julius  Continue Reading »

 

Rehabilitation Celebration & Ribbon Cutting

Friends of the Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School led a celebration service, ribbon cutting, and tour of the school on Friday, August 30, 2019, in celebration of ten years of progress on the school’s rehabilitation. Pictured are members of the Madison County Board of Education (on the stairs) L-R: Kevin Barnette, Karen Blevins, Stewart Coates,  Continue Reading »

 

Resolution by the Madison County Board of Education

Here is a copy of the resolution by the Madison County Board of Education honoring the 90th anniversary of the Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School. November 28, 2018.

 

 

Madison County Board of Education Resolution

Reading of the Resolution for the Anderson Rosenwald School by the Madison County Board of Education. The Madison County Board of Education Members and Principals read the Resolution for the Anderson Rosenwald School honoring the 90th Anniversary of the school. Posted by Madison County Schools on Thursday, January 3, 2019 The Madison County Board of  Continue Reading »

 

Groundbreaking Ceremony 2015 Video

Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School Groundbreaking Ceremony, November 13, 2015 in Mars Hill, North Carolina (Madison County). Video created by Theresa E. Phillips and Ryan E. Phillips, Legacy Films Ltd., www.legacyfilmsltd.com

 

What's New

Meetings Resume

Due to the pandemic, meetings were held, if needed, by conference call. Our next MHARS meeting is Friday, September 18, beginning at 1:00 PM at the Rosenwald School. We will be wearing masks and practicing social distancing. Take Care and Stay Safe.

 

The school's restored interior late in 2019.

Open House February 21, 2020

In honor of Black History Month, and to recognize the importance of February 22, 1928*, we will host an Open House at the Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School on Friday, February 21, 2020 from 2-5 PM. This is a great time for teachers from Asheville, Buncombe County, Madison County, and Mars Hill University to visit.  Continue Reading »

 

History

Our Story, This Place Notated History Book

Plans are underway to publish a Notated History of the Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School. This is the 4th draft of the book created by Friends of the Mars Hill Anderson Read More...

African-American Families of School-Age Children 1930 & 1940

Federal Census 1930 for Madison County, North Carolina Number denotes number of children, ages 6-21 in the household (Spellings by Census Taker) MARS HILL: Coon, Doug/Sarah … 2 Henson, John … 5 Young, Ruth … 3 Rooker, Clersie Read More...

Madison Meets its Obligation – News-Record, August 27, 1964

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Mars Hill Negroes Seek New School – News-Record, April 9, 1964

News-Record, April 9, 1964 Read More...

Did Yancey County Students Attend the Mars Hill Colored School In the 1950s?

Madison County Board of Education Minutes of July 2, 1956 state, "The Board voted to accept negro elementary school children from Yancey County under provisions of agreement to be worked Read More...