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Making a Splash with Smithsonian Water/Ways

2021-03-26T12:42:43-04:00March 26th, 2021|Kids, Local Interest, Outreach Program|

Kids, ages 8-12, in Avery, Mitchell, and Yancey counties can participate virtually in the Wonder of Water series, sponsored by the North Carolina Humanities and AMY Regional Library, on behalf of the Smithsonian Water/Ways traveling exhibit happening now at Yancey County Public Library. Each week, educator and photography Sue Wasserman, accompanied by videographer Martha Moore, [...]

From the Desk of Mr. James Byrd: Christmas Traditions of Yesteryear in the Valley

2020-12-11T16:16:23-05:00December 11th, 2020|Local Interest, Mr. Byrd Collection|

Christmas Traditions of Yesteryear in the Valley As elsewhere, Toe River Valley had its Christmas traditions that were continued each year.  Among them were: Going to the woods to select a Christmas tree that was either a cedar, hemlock, or white pine Bringing in the tree and decorating it with an angel on top, long [...]

From the Desk of Mr. James Byrd: Area Post Offices Aplenty!

2020-10-16T17:32:07-04:00October 16th, 2020|Avery County Morrison Public Library, Local Interest, Mitchell County Public Library, Spruce Pine Public Library, Yancey County Public Library|

Area Post Offices Aplenty!  In the Toe River Valley, the number of post offices and their names provide a rewarding historical study with much to be learned. Earlier details about post offices listed Avery County with a total of 31; Mitchell County, 91; and Yancey County, 84 for a grand total of 206.  Presently, Avery [...]

An Unsolved Mystery

2019-02-16T21:47:29-05:00February 15th, 2019|Local Interest, Yancey County Public Library|

Back to Yancey County for some local history that's a tad puzzling and a bit on the grim side, courtesy of Mr. James C. Byrd, resident Local Historian & Special Collections Librarian here at AMY: After the land to build Mountain Heritage High School was purchased, it was discovered that an old and neglected cemetery [...]

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