The Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society will meet on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 2:00 PM at the society library at 128 Bingham Road, Suite 950 in Asheville. The program will be Mountain Homespun: Life and Legacy Of Dr. Frances Goodrich and will be presented by Ms. Julia Roberts Russell, who holds an undergraduate degree from Western Carolina University, and a graduate degree From University of North Carolina-Greensboro and has 41 years of professional experience in the area of library sciences.
Dr. Frances Goodrich came to the western North Carolina mountains in 1897. She was sent by the Presbyterian Mission Board to establish schools in and around Madison County. Ms. Goodrich did a superb job in education but she is mainly remembered for establishing the Allenstand Craft Cooperative, later to be known as the Southern Highland Handicraft Guild. Her influence led directly to the perpetuation of our mountain heritage from “generation to generation” up to today. This program will focus on the “Roberts, Anderson, and Freeman” families of Madison County as they continue the spirit of Dr. Goodrich's work.
The public is invited and there is no charge for the meeting. Light refreshments will be served after the program. For more information and/or directions, call 828-253-1894 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org