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WILL START THURSDAY JANUARY 25TH; HENDERSON COUNTY HISTORY CLASSES START JANUARY 25 AT BRCC

WILL START THURSDAY JANUARY 25TH; HENDERSON COUNTY HISTORY CLASSES START JANUARY 25 AT BRCC WILL START THURSDAY JANUARY 25TH; HENDERSON COUNTY HISTORY CLASSES START JANUARY 25 AT BRCC

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BY LOCAL HISTORIAN JENNIE JONES GILES   

Persons interested in the history and heritage of Henderson County are encouraged to register now for the spring semester courses that begin Thursday, Jan. 25, through the Continuing Education Department at Blue Ridge Community College. The classes are open to the public.

Henderson County History and Heritage I, covering prehistory to 1860, is taught the first half of the semester from Jan. 18 to March 15. 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. A day class and an evening class are offered. The day class is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and the evening class is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Registration is $65.

Henderson County History and Heritage II, covering 1860 to 1920, takes place the second half of the semester on Thursdays from March 22 to May 24. Topics include the Civil War, Reconstruction, black history, Appalachian culture and stereotypes, political and economic history, industry, agriculture, transportation, religious history, education, tourism, communities, and World War I. A day class and an evening class are offered. The day class is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and the evening class is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Registration is $65.

Henderson County History and Heritage III is also offered in the spring semester on Tuesdays from March 6 to May 8. This class covers the history of Henderson County from 1920 through the 20th century. Topics include the Roaring ‘20s, Great Depression, World War II, Korean War, the post-war era, Vietnam War and other events to the end of the 20th century. Specifics addressed will include cultural changes, minorities, political and economic history, agriculture, transportation, education, industrialization, communities and current issues. This class is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Registration is $65. It is strongly recommended that students take the first two courses as prerequisites before taking this class.
The instructor is Jennie Jones Giles.

To register online, visit http://www.blueridge.edu/ceregister Persons may also register from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays at the Continuing Education Building, Room 123, or call 694-1735.

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