Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Historic Montford display courtesy of local businesses

Montford is the first to display its history on a neighborhood bus shelter.

Have you noticed as you drive or walk past the bus shelter in front of the Asheville Chamber there is an interpretive panel that gives a brief glimpse of Montford history? 

What a great way to show pride in a neighborhood and give the casual passerby an idea of Montford’s story. 

Pack Memorial library, North Carolina room (downstairs) has a collection of material relating to Montford if you are interested in additional information. Ross Terry of KRT Graphic Design designed the piece, and Sharon Fahrer, historian and tour guide with History @ Hand and Asheville by Foot wrote the copy. The Montford Neighborhood Association provided the funding and Henco signs printed the panel on metal with a graffiti coating. 

Here’s hoping other neighborhoods will follow this example and Asheville can create a “history museum without walls.” More on where you can “happen on history” in other locations of Asheville to come!

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