To honor, educate and preserve our history by remembering and honoring
the veterans from the Carolinas and all veterans.
July 9th, the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas will reopen.
New Hours: Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Museum will reopen in accordance with guidelines set by the CDC and NC Department of Health and Human Services.
New COVIS-19-related protocols will ensure the safety of visitors and our all-volunteer staff. Movies, lectures, special events, and guided tours are cancelled through 2020.
The Veterans History Museum will continue to offer digital newsletters, media coverage, and self-guided tours in support of our mission to honor veterans from WWI to the present, educate the community, and preserve historic artifacts. Now, more than ever, we need your support.
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.
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.
Vietnam was brutal and scarring for its warriors While interviewing more than 30 Vietnam War veterans, I listened to stories poignant, harsh, and tragic. Like all wars, Vietnam was brutal and scarring for its warriors. Yet, these combatants occasionally laughed at...
Sandy Groendyke joined the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1943 Sandy Groendyke joined the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1943 and served as a B-17 Bomber pilot in Europe. After his plane was hit and was forced to land, he was captured and held in a German prison camp for nine...
GEORGE By Carl Burkhart George was thirty-seven years old when he went to prison. But that was okay…it meant that he was probably coming home. The prison’s name was Stalag 12B.A few months before his incarceration, although I was only four years oldI remember looking...
Striking a pose in front of the museum, Board members Michel Robertson and Ken Corn join nine other directors in their appreciation of the NC Humanities Council’s Humanities Relief Grant.$10,000 Grant The Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas (VHMC) is a small gem...
Story and photos by WLOS-TV photojournalist Ken Corn 2020 marks the 70th anniversary of the beginning of the Korean War. On June 25th, the Korean War Veterans Association held a ceremony at the Korean War memorial monument on the square of the Historical Courthouse...
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