Welcome to Asheville Living Treasures

 We are an all volunteer organization dedicated to honoring elders in the Asheville and Buncombe County area who have shaped our community and helped make it a better place to live. We collect the oral histories of our treasures and catalog them in the Ramsey Library at the University of North Carolina Asheville. Living treasures are honored at the Osher Life Long Learning Institute (OLLI) in the Reuter Center at UNCA.

We rely on nominations from the community to recognize our elders who have made a difference. Our treasures are friends, neighbors, co-workers and family members from all walks of life. Do you know an Asheville Living Treasure? Learn more about nominating here.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
– Margaret Mead