Swannanoa Valley Historical & Preservation Association, Inc.

Buncombe County's primary museum of general, local history since 1989

aka Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center   |   Black Mountain, NC   |  swannanoavalleymuseum.org

Mission

The Swannanoa Valley Museum preserves and interprets the social, cultural, and natural history of the Swannanoa Valley, a pathway to Western North Carolina, by developing dynamic programs and engaging exhibitions for the education and enrichment of the community, its children, and future generations.

Ruling year info

1989

Executive Director

Anne Eleanore Chesky Smith

Main address

P.O. Box 306

Black Mountain, NC 28711 USA

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EIN

56-1624503

NTEE code info

History Museums (A54)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We are a history organization looking to further, preserve, and maintain all historical information pertaining to the Swannanoa Valley. We provide educational programming, webinars, and exhibits to help teach about our Valley.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Education and Preservation

We mount at least one major temporary exhibition annually in our first floor gallery and continually enhance our second floor permanent exhibit exploring the general history of the Swannanoa Valley. We also maintain an active archive of original primary source materials – including photographs, oral histories, ledgers, and ephemera – as well as vertical files of research materials and a local history library.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Financials

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Swannanoa Valley Historical & Preservation Association, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 8/24/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Sam Shirey