YMI Cultural Center
YMI Cultural Center
3.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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R H
Ashburn, VA14 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
We enjoyed the personal tour and conversations about the historical background, culture, and historical significance of "The Block." This 1893 museum does not have to be forgotten. ignored,, or lost.. George Vanderbilt financially supported this Institute. There were numerous black and white photographs, wooden, hand-made chandeliers, a structure built by builders of the Biltmore Estate, artistic exhibit, and stories about the numerous building features for African Americans. I wish, howe, that there would have been a book with pictures sharing the resources of the YMI.
Written 14 August 2018
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Calvin-O_73
Asheville, North Carolina, United States3 contributions
Dec 2014 • Couples
The YMI is a beautiful building with a lot of history. Currently they have rotating displays in the smaller part of the building and the larger auditorium is used for some community events like dance classes and can be rented for private events. The small room often features really great African or African-American art and is definitely worth stopping in to check out. We rented the large hall for our wedding and it was just lovely.
Written 11 January 2015
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Kim E
Asheville, NC114 contributions
Feb 2012 • Friends
If you are a student of history, architecture, or philanthropy, visit YMI. In 1892, the YMICC began its mission of providing social and economic opportunities for the African American community. Richard Sharpe Smith designed the building, Smith was George Washington Vanderbilt's supervising architect for Biltmore House. Smith stayed in Asheville and designed many buildings in the city. G. W. Vanderbilt envisioned YMI as a community center for the area's African-American community. YMI has seen good years and bad years, currently it's in-between. It is a nice piece of Asheville & Vanderbilt history.
Written 7 February 2012
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