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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...

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Home School Students Tour Museum

Home School Students Tour Museum

"Communication in History" Contest High school students Landon Stepp and Andrew Renegar were excited to find the September 20, 1943 issue of Life Magazine during their April 12 field trip to the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas. These two sophomores are...

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Lecture April 21st

Lecture April 21st

On Wednesday, April 21 from 2:00 to 3:00 PM, USAF U-2 Pilot Colonel Richard G. "Duke" Woodhull, Jr. (Ret.) will present the program "What You Ought to Know About the Military." This program and all future museum programs and movies will be held at the Transylvania...

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US Air Force Quilts of Valor

US Air Force Quilts of Valor

Jim Schenfield, Alex Ritchey and Chuck Gosnell (l-r above) served a combined 60 years in the US Air Force, each retiring as a Master Sergeant. Each was honored with handmade patriotic quilts from the quilters of Blue Ridge Quilts of Valor in Brevard on March 26, 2021....

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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...

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Quilts of Valor Ceremony Sept. 19th

Quilts of Valor Ceremony Sept. 19th

At the Transylvania courthouse gazebo, veterans Charles Burgess, H. Gerald Owen, and James Ross Dodson were honored with Quilts of Valor on September 19. Quilts were presented by Didi Salvatierra, Bonnie Cunningham, and Bonnie Hartel.   Charles Burgess (pictured...

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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...

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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...

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