Author Archives: Friends of Silvermont

Appalachian Folk Festival June 24 at Allison-Deaver House

Our partner in historic preservation, the Transylvania Heritage Museum, is presenting the second annual Appalachian Folk Festival from 10 am – 3 pm at the Allison-Deaver House on Saturday, June 24. This free family event will feature music, storytelling, artisans, … Continue reading

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Deadfall Day Scheduled for June 3

The monthly deadfall and clean-up day at Silvermont is scheduled for Saturday, June 3 from 9 AM until about 11 AM.  Many of the Friends of Silvermont Board members and regular Deadfall Day volunteers will not be available this Saturday … Continue reading

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Open House at Silvermont on May 13 and May 27

May is Historic Preservation Month, and to celebrate Friends of Silvermont will be hosting an Open House at Silvermont Mansion on Saturday May 13 and Saturday May 27 from 10 AM to 2 PM.  The first floor of the mansion will be … Continue reading

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Afternoon Tea at the Allison-Deaver House

Did you know that May is Historic Preservation Month? Historic preservation groups all over the country are holding events and activities, and here in Transylvania County local preservation groups have a number of events lined up to showcase our local … Continue reading

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Deadfall Day Scheduled for May 6

It is the middle of Spring and all thoughts turn toward tending to yards and gardens.  For those of us in Friends of Silvermont, we have a particularly large garden that needs some tending!  We will be having our monthly Deadfall and … Continue reading

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Spring Comes to Silvermont

Silvermont Park is a great place to visit in any season, but it’s especially nice in spring! Here’s just a sample of what’s in bloom now.

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April 1 Deadfall Day to be Rescheduled

The monthly deadfall day for April, normally held on the first Saturday of the month, will be rescheduled due to high wind advisories which will be in effect on April 1. During our last high wind event, a major portion … Continue reading

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Walking Trail Improvements Nearly Complete

Recent visitors to Silvermont will have noticed a substantial amount of construction activity on the popular main walking trail. Work began in January to address drainage issues on the north side of the park. Stormwater erosion has been mitigated with … Continue reading

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Sat. March 4 at 10 am Friends of Silvermont Volunteer Service Work in Park

Friends, We will be holding our regularly scheduled Deadfall and Clean-up Day on Saturday 3/4 from 10 AM to 12 Noon.  It looks like the forecasted heavy rains and winds will be over by Friday afternoon/evening but expect it to be … Continue reading

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Volunteers Welcomed for March Deadfall Day

The next deadfall day, during which volunteers perform light cleanup of the Silvermont Park grounds, will take place on Saturday March 4 from 10 am – noon. Come join us in the ongoing battle against invasive species. The Transylvania Times … Continue reading

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Update on Pumpkin Fest

Friends of Silvermont Volunteers and Members: Our Pumpkin Fest 2022 event held over four weekends in October was a huge success! We had more than 5,600 paying attendees over the eight nights of the event. This was down slightly from … Continue reading

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Portions of Walking Path Closed February 7-10

Visitors to Silvermont Park are advised that portions of the walking path around the grounds will be closed February 7-10 while dead trees are felled and removed from the park. Additionally, some trees near the path are being trimmed. While … Continue reading

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Volunteers Needed for February 4 Deadfall Day

Typically on the first Saturday of the month, Friends of Silvermont volunteers gather at Silvermont to clean up the grounds and take on minor landscaping projects. The first 2023 Deadfall and Clean-up Day will be held on Saturday February 4th … Continue reading

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Silvermont Thursday Music!

Great Transylvania Times article about Silvermont music! STILL GOING STRONG Mountain Music Thursdays DAVE BRADLEY FOR THE T. TIMES More than 30 years after local musicians first gathered to strum and sing favorite regional tunes, Mountain Music Thursdays at Silvermont … Continue reading

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Readers theater event coming up Nov 28

Dear Silvermont Members and Friends, Please come out to support your Readers’ Theatre Players Live Performance at Silvermont on Monday November 28th, starting at 1:00 P.M.The Readers’ Theatre Players will perform several short plays produced by Julie Vorus and Directed … Continue reading

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