Life Celebrations for Charity Ray and Alumni

It is with a very sad and broken heart that Willa Wyatt shared the news that our precious friend and Rosenwald School Alumni, Charity Ray, has passed away. Richard Dillingham, who had been visiting with Charity in her home, gave Willa the sad news. According to Richard, Charity had fallen again on Sunday, September 27.  Continue Reading »


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 »


Christmas Open House Social

Our next MHARS Friends meeting is next Friday, December 13, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. We are planning to hold a Christmas Open House Social from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. At 10 a.m. we will begin by sharing our special thoughts about Herb Barnette. Please continue to keep the Barnette Family in  Continue Reading »


October 2019 Meeting

Our next meeting takes place Friday, October 4, 2019 beginning at 10:00 AM at the Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School, 225 Mount Olive Drive, Mars Hill, NC. This will be our October meeting. The agenda for the meeting is as follows: 1. Review of the MHARS Strategic Plan 2. Review of the MHARS Mission Statement  Continue Reading »


2009-2019 Rehabilitation Celebration Schedule

Friday, August 30, 2019 10:00 AM at Mars Hill University, Broyhill Chapel Invocation… Kevin Barnette, Associate Pastor, Brookstone Church Music… Mars Hill University Gospel Choir Welcome & Introductions… Willa Wyatt, Chair, Friends of the MHARS Remarks – Jennifer Cathey, State Historic Preservation Office & NCDNCR, Western Office – Dr. Will Hoffman, Superintendent, Madison County Public  Continue Reading »


Grand Public Celebration

Friday, August 30, 2019 10:00 AM – Opening Ceremony at MHU Broyhill Chapel 11:00 AM at Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School 225 Mount Olive Drive, Mars Hill, NC Ribbon Cutting and Tour of School Shuttle Buses will be provided for this event Noon – Celebratory Luncheon MHU Redway Dining Room Please RSVP to by  Continue Reading »


Interior Renovations Spring 2019

  Renovations have begun on the interior of the school. The ceiling joists have been repaired and additional wood has been added to the addition to give space for the insulation. As the interior work has begun, some minor changes have been made to the original plans. The rough-in plumbing began this month and the  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.


Flooring Installed Along Windows

  Our volunteer crew did a great job installing the flooring this month! The flooring is now down on the long window wall. Our next step is to prep the remainder of the flooring for installation and beef up the sub-floor on the chimney wall. Help is needed to brush and scrape dirt out of  Continue Reading »