UPCOMING EVENTS

The following events are open to the public, although membership in the WCHS or special appointment to the Digital Watauga Project Committee is required for voting eligibility on action items at WCHS and Digital Watauga Project Committee meetings.

 
 
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Monday, February 20, 2017, 9:00am
Digital Watauga Project Committee

Watauga County Public Library, Community Room

 

Through the Lens of Palmer Blair
Jones House Community Center, February 28-March 31, 2017
Opening Reception: March 3, 2017, 6:00-8:00pm

This retrospective of the work of Boone photographer Palmer Blair (1922-1957) includes images reproduced from Blair's original negatives, which are now part of the Digital Watauga Project. All net proceeds from the sale of images benefit the long-term, archival preservation of the original negatives.

 

Swept Away: The 1940 Flood
Watauga County Public Library,
March 9, 2017, 5:00-7:00pm

Local historian Paul Fuller tells the story of the catastrophic August 1940 flood that killed 16 local residents, wiped out rail service to Boone, triggered nearly 2,100 landslides in Watauga County alone, and forever altered the course of Boone's history.
Presentation begins promptly at 5:30pm. Light refreshments provided.
 

 
Palmer Blair's shop located on Depot St. (current home of Black Cat Burrito), May 12, 1951. (Pal-Bla-1-2)

Palmer Blair's shop located on Depot St. (current home of Black Cat Burrito), May 12, 1951. (Pal-Bla-1-2)

 
Partial image of the front page of the Watauga Democrat from August 22, 1940, showing coverage of the disastrous flood.

Partial image of the front page of the Watauga Democrat from August 22, 1940, showing coverage of the disastrous flood.