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Thanks to the work of pioneering grassroots activists and the National Trust’s Rosenwald Schools Initiative, Rosenwald schools have begun to be identified, preserved and celebrated. Key to the success of the project is the outstanding support provided by Madison County Schools, Mars Hill University, and the dedication of the Historic Anderson Rosenwald Rehabilitation Project committee. Grants are being sought to help preserve the 100 year-old school and return it to an active role at the center of the community.

 

Rehabilitation Celebration & Ribbon Cutting

Friends of the Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School led a celebration service, ribbon cutting, and tour of the school on Friday, August 30, 2019, in celebration of ten years of progress on the school’s rehabilitation. Pictured are members of the Madison County Board of Education (on the stairs) L-R: Kevin Barnette, Karen Blevins, Stewart Coates,  Continue Reading »

 

Resolution by the Madison County Board of Education

Here is a copy of the resolution by the Madison County Board of Education honoring the 90th anniversary of the Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School. November 28, 2018.

 

School added to the National Register of Historic Places

On May 31, 2018 the Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The school is listed as the Mars Hill School, MD0253. Take a look at this excerpt from the documentation!

 

 

Madison County Board of Education Resolution

Reading of the Resolution for the Anderson Rosenwald School by the Madison County Board of Education. The Madison County Board of Education Members and Principals read the Resolution for the Anderson Rosenwald School honoring the 90th Anniversary of the school. Posted by Madison County Schools on Thursday, January 3, 2019 The Madison County Board of  Continue Reading »

 

Groundbreaking Ceremony 2015 Video

Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School Groundbreaking Ceremony, November 13, 2015 in Mars Hill, North Carolina (Madison County). Video created by Theresa E. Phillips and Ryan E. Phillips, Legacy Films Ltd., www.legacyfilmsltd.com

 

What's New

October 2019 Meeting

Our next meeting takes place Friday, October 4, 2019 beginning at 10:00 AM at the Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School, 225 Mount Olive Drive, Mars Hill, NC. This will be our October meeting. The agenda for the meeting is as follows: 1. Review of the MHARS Strategic Plan 2. Review of the MHARS Mission Statement  Continue Reading »

 

2009-2019 Rehabilitation Celebration Schedule

Friday, August 30, 2019 10:00 AM at Mars Hill University, Broyhill Chapel Invocation… Kevin Barnette, Associate Pastor, Brookstone Church Music… Mars Hill University Gospel Choir Welcome & Introductions… Willa Wyatt, Chair, Friends of the MHARS Remarks – Jennifer Cathey, State Historic Preservation Office & NCDNCR, Western Office – Dr. Will Hoffman, Superintendent, Madison County Public  Continue Reading »

 

History

Our Story, This Place Notated History Book

Plans are underway to publish a Notated History of the Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School. This is the 4th draft of the book created by Friends of the Mars Hill Anderson Read More...

African-American Families of School-Age Children 1930 & 1940

Federal Census 1930 for Madison County, North Carolina Number denotes number of children, ages 6-21 in the household (Spellings by Census Taker) MARS HILL: Coon, Doug/Sarah … 2 Henson, John … 5 Young, Ruth … 3 Rooker, Clersie Read More...

Madison Meets its Obligation – News-Record, August 27, 1964

News-Record, August 27, 1964 Read More...

Mars Hill Negroes Seek New School – News-Record, April 9, 1964

News-Record, April 9, 1964 Read More...

Did Yancey County Students Attend the Mars Hill Colored School In the 1950s?

Madison County Board of Education Minutes of July 2, 1956 state, "The Board voted to accept negro elementary school children from Yancey County under provisions of agreement to be worked Read More...