Toni Casciato Remembered and Honored

Toni Casciato Remembered and Honored

Representatives of honoree organizations surround Toni’s portrait. From left, Frank Duckworth, American Legion; John Rogers, Veterans of Foreign Wars; Howard Thiele, Transylvania Honor Guard; and Jeff Miller, Blue Ridge Honor Flight   May 17, 2020, Toni Lee...
New Merchant Marine Exhibit

New Merchant Marine Exhibit

Merchant Marine Liberty ship SS Jeremiah O’Brien Replica Upon entering the museum, a beautiful glass-encased replica of the Merchant Marine Liberty ship SS Jeremiah O’Brien draws visitors into the Harold Wellington WWII Merchant Marine Exhibit. Wellington served in...
Quilts of Valor Honors David Morrow and Foster Ray

Quilts of Valor Honors David Morrow and Foster Ray

By Joni Pavlik On August 26, 2020, David Morrow and Foster Ray were recipients of a Quilt of Valor at the Courthouse Gazebo. David Morrow is a US Navy Veteran who served in 1969-70 on a Construction Battalion team of 13 men known as Seabees. They helped rural South...
Honoring WWII Veteran Amato Casciato

Honoring WWII Veteran Amato Casciato

Honoring veterans, educating the public, and preserving historical artifacts are the reasons why Emmett Casciato founded the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas four years ago.  These three principles from the museum’s mission statement caught the attention of...