Help Preserve Veterans Legacies

 

Your generous donation will enable future generations to understand the sacrifices of military service members preserve our freedom and way of life, as we honor these patriots and educate young and old.

 

 

 

HELP PRESERVE VETERANS LEGACIES

 

Your generous donation will enable future generations to understand the sacrifices of military service members preserve our freedom and way of life, as we honor these patriots and educate young and old.

Help Preserve Veterans Legacies

 

Your generous donation will enable future generations to understand the sacrifices of military service members preserve our freedom and way of life, as we honor these patriots and educate young and old.

 

 

 

Our Mission

The mission of the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas is to honor our nation’s veterans, to educate the public about our country’s military history and the contribution of our service men and women, and to preserve important and unique historic artifacts. The Museum reflects a love of country and gratitude to those who serve it by remembering and celebrating their service.

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Why the Veterans History Museum

 The purpose of this veterans museum is to honor the men and women from North and South Carolina who served in our armed forces.

Some examples of what the museum features include one-of-a-kind artifacts, uniforms, weaponry, original newspapers, personal letters, etc.

All of these special items weave the great and proud stories of service in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Cold War, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan.

 They display and help us empathize with the wonder, but also the danger of our involvement in these wars, and the unique sacrifice of our military men and women!

 Love of country plus gratitude to those who served proudly equals the museum’s theme for all ages, both young and old.

 

 Museum Vision

To be the center of excellence for honoring veterans, documenting their histories, and showcasing their memorabilia from WWI to the present. To be a place for remembrance, education and celebration.

Peek Inside the Museum

Our Honor Wall hallmarks the service of veterans across North and South Carolina.

The Honor Wall is the first exhibit a visitor encounters. Golden plaques recognize those who served and those who are serving. Many funeral homes are now providing plaques in honor of passed veterans.

When looking for a meaningful way to honor a family member or friend, please consider an honor wall plaque. Click here for more information on how to honor your veteran.

Golden plaques are available for one hundred dollars and can be etched with up to forty five letters of your choice.  Four inch by eight inch golden plaques are also available for two hundred dollars and can be etched with up to fifty letters.

Living Histories

Physical Therapy in a War Zone

Physical Therapy in a War Zone

Interview with Myrl Jean Hughes By Janis AllenWWII Pacific Theater Myrl Jean Hughes tells her story: “I grew up in Hibbing, Minnesota, 100 miles from the Canadian border. My dad owned a printing business, printing stationery and booklets and other things. I had a...

Korean War Combat Medic

Korean War Combat Medic

The Thomas Greenway Story By Ken Corn Polk county resident Thomas Greenway stands over his dining room table and spreads out a pile of old black and white photographs he took in Korea seventy years ago.VP Ken Corn talks with Korean War Combat Medic Thomas Greenway at...

News

Veterans Day, A Day to Honor Those Who Served

Veterans Day, A Day to Honor Those Who Served

You are invited to Transylvania County’s Veterans Day Observance to honor all veterans on Thursday, November 11 at 11:00 AM in front of the museum (next to the Transylvania County Courthouse) at 21 East Main Street in Brevard. The keynote speaker will be Ken Corn, a...

Faces of Freedom

Faces of Freedom

Above are two black and white photographs of WWII veterans taken by photographer Walter Schuppe the first time he visited the Museum two years ago.Faces of Freedom By Janis Allen  Photographer Walter Schuppe and his wife Lori spent April 24 at the Veterans...

New Video Series

“A Night at the Muesum”

Now available on our Youtube channel 

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