Thursday, September 14
2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Ashe County Public Library
This event is free and open to the public.
Registration is not required.
Join us for a reading with historian Anne Chesky Smith. In her latest book, Murder at Asheville’s Battery Park Hotel: The Search for Helen Clevenger’s Killer, she weaves together varying accounts of the murder and investigation to expose a complex and disturbing chapter in Asheville’s history. There will be time for Q&A after the reading.
ANNE CHESKY SMITH
Anne Chesky Smith is the Executive Director of the Asheville Museum of History. She holds MA degrees from Appalachian State University and the University of Georgia and received her BA degree from UNC-Asheville. She has published a number of local history books, including “Murder at Asheville’s Battery Park Hotel: The Search for Helen Clevenger’s Killer,” which was a finalist for the 2022 Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award. She also writes a monthly history column for the Asheville Citizen-Times. Anne serves on the boards of the Guastavino Alliance, the RAIL Memorial Project, the North Carolina Federation of Historical Societies, and the Friends of WNC Museum of History and Culture, and as a steering committee member and the Appalink Editor for the Appalachian Studies Association. She received the Historic Resources Champion Award in 2022 from the Historic Resources Commission of Asheville and Buncombe County.