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

PAGE’s Quilting Exhibit

A quilting and storytelling project, led by Teaching Artist Jenny Pickens, became a lens for helping girls honor the stories of the Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School’s alumni and former teachers. The new humanities PageLab, ...
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Spring Celebration: the Rosenwald Collaborative

Sunday, March 20, 2022 Enjoy an afternoon of historical reenactments honoring our ancestors, as well as acknowledging alumni of, and welcoming descendants of, the Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School and Long Ridge Community. The event ...
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Dreamers Who are Doers: the Rosenwald Collaborative

Fatimah Shabazz, Sally Gooze, and Supt. Ronald Gates of Greater Works Church of Christ in God were interviewed by Carol Anders of 103.3 FM radio. These representatives of the Rosenwald Collaborative explained the history of ...
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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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