Monday, June 16, 2008

A Look at Life in 1916 in 2008

Wolfe Memorial to Host “In the Good Ole’ Summertime” June 21-22
In 1916, as the United States found itself becoming ensnared in World War I and summer settled heavily over most of the country, the resort of Asheville in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains was thriving. Eager to breathe in the cool mountain air as well as the town’s culture, visitors flocked to the town on the banks of the French Broad River. On Saturday, June 21, and Sunday, June 22, from 1-4 p.m. each day, the Thomas Wolfe Memorial State Historic Site will evoke those days in the program “In the Good Ole’ Summertime, 1916.” The living history program will feature characters like those who peopled Thomas Wolfe’s most famous novel “Look Homeward, Angel.” Admission is $6 and house tours will leave every 20 minutes.

The Thomas Wolfe Memorial State Historic Site is located at 52 N. Market Street in downtown Asheville.

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