The Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas has some extraordinary speakers scheduled for the upcoming year. Save the date and reserve your space now. You won’t want to miss this riveting series.



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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.

Guest Speaker Series

 Target Tokyo: Jimmy Doolittle and the Raid that Avenged Pearl Harbor

Guest Speaker: James M. Scott

Date: Wednesday May 18, 2022
Time: 2:00pm
Location: Transylvania County Library, Rogow Room
212 South Gaston Street, Brevard NC


Author James M. Scott, an accomplished naval historian, will tell the story of Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle’s audacious raid, thought to be one of the greatest exploits of World War II. Scott shares engaging stories of both the large world-changing events and the small day-to-day happenings of Doolittle and those around him.

Scott is a sought-after public speaker about World War II. Over the years he has lectured on military bases, at presidential libraries, book festivals, and in universities and museums around the world. Included among those institutions are the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, the University of the Philippines, the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, and the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Read more about James M. Scott.

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Author, James M. Scott

Stalin’s War: A  New History of World War II

Guest Speaker: Dr. Sean McMeekin

Date: Friday June 3, 2022
Time: 2:00pm
Location: Transylvania County Elections Center
150 South Gaston Street, Brevard NC


Author of eight books, Dr. Sean McMeekin will share his discovery: “Stalin—not Hitler—was the animating force of World War II in this major new history,” based on his 2021 book of the same name as this program.

World War II endures in the popular imagination as a heroic struggle between good and evil, with villainous Hitler driving its events. But Hitler was not in power when the conflict erupted in Asia—and he was certainly dead before it ended. His armies did not fight in multiple theaters, his empire did not span the Eurasian continent, and he did not inherit any of the spoils of war. That central role belonged to Joseph Stalin. The Second World War was not Hitler’s war; it was Stalin’s war. Read more about Dr. Sean McMeekin

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Author, Dr. Sean McMeekin

Ukraine Crisis 2022 

Guest Speaker: Presented by Friedrich K. Jeschonnek

Date: Monday July 11, 2022
Time: 2:00pm
Location: Transylvania County Elections Center
150 South Gaston Street, Brevard NC


Friedrich K. Jeschonnek, airborne Colonel (Ret.) of the German Army, will present the free program “Ukraine Crisis 2022: Origins, Impact, and Challenges for the West.” Col. Jeschonnek, pictured here, served in the German military for more than 40 years, both as a troop commander from platoon to division level, and as a General Staff officer performing German Army and NATO staff functions. Twice he was deputy commander of the German contingent in the Balkans and served in Bosnia, Kosovo, Uzbekistan, and Afghanistan. He currently leads the German Reservist Association task force editing the geopolitical “Eastern European Handbook.” Read more

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Presenter, Friedrich K. Jeschonnek, airborne Colonel (Ret.)

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