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 rehabilitation of the Historic Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School is the outstanding support provided by Madison County Schools, Mars Hill University, and the dedication of the Friends of the Anderson Rosenwald School. 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.

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Latest News

WNCHA Offers Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School Tour

Join the Western North Carolina Historical Association (WNCHA) on Saturday, February 5, 2022 at 11AM for their first in-person event of the year. This event is free and open to the public. Influenced by the ...
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January 2022 Meeting

Due to the weather and the growing COVID numbers and positive cases in Madison County, I am recommending that we move the January meeting to Friday, January 28th. I based this recommendation on the advise ...
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Alumni & Family News – Vol. 1 No. 1

Together we are on a mission, a mission to sustain our histories based in and around our Long Ridge School, Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School, its history, and therefore the history of all who attended ...
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Finishing Work on Interior of School

Added wood trim, filled nail holes, touched-up paint, and set the stove and stove pipe in position. Dan Slagle has been working on the interior of the school for months. All the pieces are coming ...
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Jenny Pickens (left) and Fatimah’ Shabazz hold an example of a quilt Pickens made.

PAGE Students Quilt Project Planned

We can learn about the past in so many ways — through listening, reading, visiting historic sites, and even creating art! This July, PAGE students will have a unique opportunity to learn about the history ...
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Story-Telling Events

The first Story-Telling event takes place in Asheville on Sunday, July 11th from 3-5 pm at the Stephens Lee Cultural Center in the Multi-purpose Room. We'll have the historical photo collection on display and will ...
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