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Preservation Society of Asheville & Buncombe County TIME TRAVELING GALA is Coming Up!

3rd Annual Time Traveling Gala ~ Once in a Blue Moon

PSABC Kicks Off 2018 Gala Fundraiser

Asheville, NC, September 4th, 2018 – On September 29th the third annual Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County Time Traveling Gala will transport guests through time and through the city. This unique event will visit three historic Asheville locations with food, drink and entertainment along the way. 

Guests have the opportunity to tour historic homes and businesses often not open to the public, while learning from trained docents about their importance in our community. It is more than just a peek inside a private home; it is a peek inside the history of Asheville.  

This year’s festivities will kick off at Fernihurst Mansion atop Vernon Hill. Visited by George Vanderbilt before construction of the Biltmore Estate, this late 1800’s home is now part of the culinary school at AB Technical College. Next, guests will board historic trolleys for visits to Chiles House and New Gunston Hall.  Chiles House (circa 1920’s) was built by the founder of Kenilworth, Jake Chiles and his wife, Leah Chiles, the first female mayor in North Carolina.New Gunston Hall (circa 1920’s) was built as a replica to the original Gunston Hall in Virginia, home to George Mason, father of the Bill of Rights.  Finally, guests will return to Fernihurst for dessert, coffee and a final toast to the city.  

With live music at every location, cocktails by The Times at S&W, trolley rides by Gray Line Trolley Tours of Asheville and food by Chef Michael’s Catering, this is a party not to be missed!  In a short time, this event has become PSABC’s premier fundraising event, introducing our mission to a new audience and funding our projects and programs throughout the year.  

Tickets and sponsorships to this year’s event are available here:




The Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to sustain the heritage and sense of place that is Asheville and Buncombe County through preservation and promotion of the unique historic resources of the region. 

Established in 1976, the PSABC acts in four key ways to support this mission:

– Endangered Property Intervention using preservation easements, a revolving fund and technical field services,

– Preservation Advocacy promoting and defending important historic resources and neighborhoods,

– The Griffin Awards for Historic Preservation recognizing individuals, businesses and organizations that have utilized a preservation ethic in their projects, and,

– Preservation Education programs throughout the year informing the community of the importance of history and promoting valuable preservation tools and efforts.

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