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The Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald school is one of the original Rosenwald schools constructed in the early part of the century to enable Black children to get an education during segregation.

Built in 1930 in Mars Hill, North Carolina, the school is nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Rehabilitating the School

Thanks to the hard work and perseverance of neighbors, friends, and supporters throughout the community.

Latest News

The Museum Room at the School Takes Shape

The museum room is taking shape! With a bit more work, the room will be finished and ready for tours.

The room includes panels from the exhibition “Our Story, This Place…

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Mars Hill University Honors Oralene Simmons

Oralene Anderson Graves Simmons Mars Hill University’s spring commencement ceremony honored not only nearly 175 graduates, but also the university’s first African American student. Oralene Simmons, who broke the color barrier…

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DNCR Visits the School

The Friends of the Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School stand in front of the historic school with members of the NCDNCR. Photo: Renato Rotolo Three officials with the North Carolina Department…

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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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Thanks to the hard work and perseverance of neighbors, friends, and supporters throughout the community, the building has been rehabilitated.