2017 Schedule

Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 10:00am at the Haywood County Public Library, Waynesville Branch

Elizabeth Teague, the Development Services Director for the Town of Waynesville, will share the latest developments on historic preservation initiatives being undertaken by the Town.

We will also nominate and elect Board Members and review our end-of-year financial report.


Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 10:00am at the Haywood County Public Library, Waynesville Branch

Alex McKay and Bruce Briggs will present a PowerPoint presentation on the History of Main Street in Waynesville.

We will also nominate and elect an At-Large Board Member.


The Haywood County Historical and Genealogical Society Annual Dinner will be held on:

When: Friday, May 12, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
Where: First Baptist Church, 100 S. Main Street, Waynesville

Following the meal, we will enjoy a program performance by Richard Hurley.  Richard grew up in the Dutch Cove area of Canton and is an accomplished songwriter.  He will share the stories of Western North Carolina mountain heritage that inspired him and will sing songs that embody the heritage and history of Haywood County.  One of his most popular songs tells the story of the B-25 Bomber that crashed on Cold Mountain in September 1946.  You can learn more about Richard and his music at

Dinner tickets can be purchased for $15.  Checks should be made payable to “HCHGS.” Tickets will NOT be sold at the door.  If you need additional tickets or more information, please call 828-476-0048.


“Open Mic” Meeting

When: Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 10:00am
Where: Haywood County Library – Waynesville Branch, Waynesville, NC

The program will be an “Open Mic” opportunity in which HCHGS members will be invited to “show and tell” about their historic item and/or share the interesting discoveries they have made while doing genealogical research.