The Ultimate Guide To Asheville and the Western North Carolina Mountains
The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & the Western North Carolina Mountains

The Online Version of the Best-selling Regional Guidebook

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Henderson County
History Center

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 Henderson County Historical Center Reference Room  Located on Main Street in downtown Hendersonville, the Henderson County History Center consists of four separate entities under one roof: 1) Henderson County Historical Museum; 2) Henderson County Archives; 3) Henderson County Genealogical and Historical Society; and 4) Mineral and Lapidary Museum of Henderson County. The Henderson County Historical Center has grown over the years under the direction of Dr. Jack Jones, noted local historian, into one of the area’s most prestigious attractions.

Henderson County History Center Attractions:

Henderson County Historical Museum

The Henderson County Historical Museum has exhibits of documents, photographs, artifacts, and records pertaining to the history and development of Henderson County including Hendersonville.

Henderson County Archives
The repository of all the historic Henderson County documents, including old hand-written records.

Henderson County Genealogical and Historical Society
At the center, various displays and exhibits illustrate aspects of local history, publications are available for further exploration and research, and volunteer staff members stand ready to answer any questions about Henderson County’s history. The Historical Center also maintains an extensive library.

Mineral & Lapidary Museum of Henderson County
The museum has ongoing exhibits of regional minerals and gemstones of interest to the general public and a workshop where gem-cutting and polishing demonstrations are held.

Henderson County History Center
Hendersonville NC
Distance: 30 minutes from Asheville
Address: 400 North Main Street, Hendersonville NC 28792
Telephone: 828-693-1531, County Archives: 828-693-1531; County Historical Museum: 828-693-1531; Mineral and Lapidary Museum: 828-693-1531
Hours: Monday -Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fees:  None
Allow: 1-2 hours
Nearby: Henderson County Heritage Museum,
Mineral & Lapidary Museum of Henderson Co.,Carl Sandburg Home, Thomas Wolfe Angel
Directions: From Asheville take I-26 South. Get off at exit 49B onto US 64. Turn left onto Main Street and proceed down Main Street.



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