The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday


We’re excited to announce the debut of the 1943 Willys Jeep, set in the scene of the APO (American Post Office), with soldiers arriving in hopes of getting mail from home.


We are the center for educating all ages through stories and exhibits. Treat your group of students, veterans, family members, or club members to a personalized tour of our galleries, enjoying the stories, artifacts, and photos on display.





We best honor all service members by telling their stories and remembering their sacrifices.




Your generous donation will enable future generations to understand the how 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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On January 15, 2022, members of the Transylvania County Honor Guard paid tribute to their fallen comrade, John “Larry” McCall of Brevard, NC. Read McCall’s account of his service in Vietnam as described in Welcome Home, Brother by Michel Robertson. To read more about “Larry” click here.

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.


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

Still Hoping to Save the Kitty Hawk

Still Hoping to Save the Kitty Hawk

USS Kitty Hawk Veteran Makes Call to Action! By Kenneth CornFrom the time David Cook turned seven years old until he raised his right hand totake the oath to defend his county, he knew he was destined to join the US Navy.  Cook can trace his family’s Navy service back...

Joe Cooper, WWII and Korean War Veteran

Joe Cooper, WWII and Korean War Veteran

Japanese “Betty” on fire. Photo courtesy Joe Cooper.Joe Dayton Cooper U.S. Navy, WWII – PacificDecember 27, 1941—December 28,1945U.S. Army, Berlin Air LiftKorean War, 1948-1953 Brevard resident Joe Cooper served in the U.S. Navy during WWII (Pacific), December 27,...


Museum Board Names Interim Curator

Museum Board Names Interim Curator

Sgt. Maj. C. R. (Bobby) Kotlowski, USMC (Ret.) has been named interim curator of the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas. Emmett Casciato, museum founder and curator, is stepping away from his museum duties until after the November election, as he runs for the...

A Soldier’s Pride

A Soldier’s Pride

The Story of Soldier’s Pride Award-winning quilter, quilting teacher, and author Karen L. Dever, a resident of Mt. Holly, N.J., will be in Brevard to present her program, “The Story of Soldier’s Pride” on Tuesday, June 14 from 11am to noon. Sponsored by the Veterans...

New Video Series

“A Night at the Muesum”

Now available on our Youtube channel 

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