Southern Appalachian Paddlesports Museum

Dedicated to Payson & Aurelia Kennedy. Est. 2019.


Night At The Museum Event!

Night at the Museum Celebration

2023 Night at the Museum Video! Evolution of River Safety by Charlie Walbridge and Slim Ray.

Night at the Museum Celebration

2022 Night at the Museum and Hall of Fame Inductions videos are now live!

See Part 1

See Part 2

See Part 3

Night at the Museum Celebration

2021 Night at the Museum
Video from the 2021 event!

Our Mission Statement

To preserve, inspire, educate and increase the awareness of the history of paddlesports in the Southern Appalachians.

Historical Videos and InterviewsPaddling Legends and Their Stories

Relaxed and informal conversations with the individuals who defined our sport!

Old PhotosGallery of Historic Photos

Coming Soon


ArticlesFrom Books, Magazines & Online Blogs

View a gallery of scanned or photographed historical articles.

Read blog entries and other online materials about Southern Appalachian Paddlesports.

MemorabilliaArtifacts and Items of Historical Interest

Coming Soon

Museum Location and InfoContact Information and Map to Black Dome Mountain Sports

We look forward to your visit!


Support the MuseumDownload our Pledge Card

Complete the card and mail in with your generous gift!

T-shirtsAvailable Now!

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Events at the museumJoin us for events in the Asheville Area

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