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March 25: Heritage Apple Day

June 9-11: Airing of the Quilts

June 15: Jan Wyatt Symposium - Talking Trout

June 14-24: Trout Exhibit

June 28: Mountain Heritage Lecture Series - Ginseng Diggers

July 14-15: Joy Garden Tour - Beauty Beyond the Bend

July 21: Mountain Heritage Lecture Series - A Place and its People: Drayton Hall Stories - 

August 9: Mountain Heritage Lecture Series -Populating the Plateau

Aug. 25-Sep. 2: Cashiers Designer Showhouse - Historically Cashiers

October 31: Fall Ramble

November 24-26:Christmas at Colonel John’s Cabin

Children’s Events:

September 28: Founders Day - 3rd & 4th Graders

October 6: Art in the Park- 5th Graders

October 13th: Art in the Park - 6th Graders

Nov. 27-Dec 15: Christmas at Colonel John’s Cabin - PreK-2nd Graders

2023 Calendar of Event
Airing of the Quilts
Lecture Series

POPULATING THE PLATEAU How people of all backgrounds arrived at this gorgeous place over the centuries? 

Who? When? Why?

Join us for lecture and lunch to learn more about how people came to Cashiers.


Cost: $75

Date: Wednesday, August 9, 2023


LECTURE: 10:30am

LUNCH: 11:45am

Location: Country Club of Sapphire Valley

120 Handicap Dr, Sapphire, NC 28774


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Bob Carroll

Colonel Bob Carroll is a newcomer to Cashiers arriving in 2019. While traveling down the mountains to ride on flat bike trails in Pickens and Greenville, he imagined the earlier settlers climbing the treacherous curves, crossing the creeks and cliffs to finally ascend the plateau.  This led to his exploration of who came to this place? When? and Why? He interviewed a number of life-long residents and reviewed a trove of books on Cashiers history. This lecture is the product of that research.


“Populating The Plateau”

How people of all backgrounds arrived

At this gorgeous place over the centuries?

Who? When? Why?


On Wednesday, August 9 Bob Carroll will answer the Who? When? and Why?


This fascinating story covers the history of Cashiers and surrounding areas -- starting with the prehistoric Native Americans, followed by the explorers who came looking for gold, then by the settlers who came seeking new opportunities for the growth of their families. The story concludes with the transformation of a tiny village known for its small farms, timber production, hunting, and fishing  to the current summer resort town offering golf, tennis, pickle ball and croquet. Its landscape now includes beautiful luxury homes designed by top architects and interior designers dotting the mountains and a soon-to-be growing core of  stores clustered around an overworked traffic light.


Cashiers is now on the map, even though folks don’t know how to pronounce it!

And this is the story of how it all happened- Who, When, and Why.


Bob is a graduate of West Point where he later taught leadership. He received an MA in Sociology from Northwestern and an MPA from Auburn. He also attended Harvard’s Advanced Management Program. With Infantry commands in Hawaii, Vietnam, Colorado and Germany, he retired after twenty-one years as a Colonel.  Following his military service, he held executive positions in major banks in Buffalo, NY and Youngstown, OH.  His last career before true retirement was team building and leadership coaching of Fortune 500 executives.   

As an author, Bob has written numerous articles for military journals, a leadership text, Building your Leadership Legacy, and a biography of his father, Ike’s Go-To Guy, Paul T. Carroll.


This event will offer support for future events and activities offered by Cashiers Historical Society.


The event is sponsored by Country Club of Sapphire Valley and in part by the Jackson County Tourism Development Authority

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Cashiers Designer Showhouse will
celebrate its 26th Anniversary

 Proceeds Benefiting The Cashiers Historical Society
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Desiger Showhouse
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