Historic Johnson Farm is excited to bring back their winter lecture series, “History Bites” for the first time since the start of the pandemic. These informal talks delve into local history and culture. The programs are free, and snacks and coffee will be served. “History Bites” will occur the second Friday of each month at 11 AM in January, February, and March.
On January 13, Ronnie Pepper will speak on black history in Henderson County. On February 10, archaeologists Bob and Mary Noel will share information about the Native Americans that lived in the area long before European settlers arrived, including how they lived, what they ate and artifacts from these earlier times. If you have an artifact you want to have identified (prehistoric or historic), bring it with you and they will try and provide information on its origin. On March 10, Michael Arrowood will present a talk on early roads in the county titled, “Hogs, Taverns & Prosperity: The Story of the Buncombe Turnpike.”
While the series is free, donations will be accepted for the farm’s Window Restoration Project. All 23 windows of the historic farm house are currently being restored to protect the building and the artifacts inside.
Historic Johnson Farm was a gift to the schoolchildren and the community by the late Vernon and Leander Johnson. It is owned by Henderson County Public Schools, and is managed by an Executive Director and the Historic Johnson Farm Foundation, Inc. It was designated a NC Cultural Treasure. The farm is located at 3346 Haywood Road in Hendersonville, NC 28739.
For more information, call the farm foundation office at 828-891-6585. Or visit www.historicjohnsonfarm.org or www.facebook.com/HistoricJohnsonFarm or email email@example.com