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Registration open for local history class

People interested in the history and heritage of Henderson County may register now for the fall semester courses through the Continuing Education Department at Blue Ridge Community College.

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Henderson County History and Heritage I, covering prehistory to 1860, is taught the first half of the semester from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Aug. 15 to Oct. 3. Topics include geography and natural resources, Cherokee and Catawba history and culture, Revolutionary War and treaties with the Cherokee, early settlers and backgrounds, Appalachian culture, political and economic history, agriculture, transportation, religious history, education, early communities, black history, and noteworthy families and people in the early history of the county.
Henderson County History and Heritage II, covering 1860 to early 20th century, will take place from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 10 to Dec. 5. Topics include the Civil War, Reconstruction, black history, Appalachian culture and stereotypes, political and economic history, industry, agriculture, transportation, religious history, education, tourism and communities.
Henderson County History and Heritage III will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays Sept. 10 to Oct. 29. It is strongly recommended that students take the first two courses before taking this class. This class covers the history of Henderson County in the 20th century. Topics include World War I, the Roaring ‘20s, Great Depression, World War II, Korean War, post-war era and Vietnam War. Specifics addressed include cultural changes, political and economic history, agriculture, transportation, education, industrialization, communities, tourism, minorities and current issues.
The instructor is Jennie Jones Giles.
Persons may register at https://www.blueridge.edu/ce or from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays at the Continuing Education Building, Room 123. For more information, call 828-694-1735.