48 Spruce St, Asheville North Carolina
Today the rooms of Thomas Wolfe
's childhood and adolescence contain furnishings that permanently symbolize the daily routine of life in both fact and fiction.
In Wolfe's second novel, Of Time and the River (1935), 14 years before the Old Kentucky Home became a literary landmark, Wolfe already had intuitively assessed the house's true importance: his mother's "old dilapidated house had now become a fit museum."
The house is preserved almost intact with original Wolfe furnishings arranged by family members very much the way it appeared when Wolfe lived there. Memories, kept alive through his writings, remain in each of the home's 29 rooms.
Other History nearby:
(Flat Rock) Carl Sandburg Home Nat'l Historic Site
(Cherokee) Cherokee Marker
(Waurika) Chisolm Trail Historical Museum
(Brevard) Cradle of Forestry Nat'l Historic Site
(Hendersonville) Johnson Farm
(Cullowhee) Mountain Heritage Center
08/28 Coming to The Asheville area
Taste of Toccoa Toccoa GA April5 Northeast Georgia's premier dining event, A Taste of Toccoa features sample-sized portions of the most popular dishes from Toccoa's best restaurants and caterers. Garnish with live music, entertainment, shopping, and activities, and you have a fun-filled event the whole family will enjoy.
Celebrate Clayton Clayton GA April27-28 Celebrate Clayton is an Arts, Music, Crafts and Gardening event for all ages, with mouth-watering food and a super kids program. Set in the spectacular North Georgia Mountains Celebrate Clayton is held annually the last weekend in April.
International Biscuit Festival Knoxville TN May18 The four categories of competition are Sweet Biscuits, Savory Biscuits, Special Biscuits and Student Biscuits.
Mountain Flower Art Festival Dahlonega GA May18-19 The festival, located on the hisoric square of Dahlonega, Georgia, is a juried art and quality craft festival held for over 20 years on the 3rd weekend in May.
Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival Pineville KY May23 The Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival is one of Kentucky's oldest festivals, finding its start in 1931.
Mountain Laurel Festival Clarkesville GA May23-26 The Mountain Laurel Festival is a fun, hometown event that sees about 5000 people each year.