To honor, educate and preserve our history by remembering and honoring
the veterans from the Carolinas and all veterans.
Veteran’s History Museum closing until April 1
Following the policy of Transylvania County Schools and for the safety of the community, the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas will close beginning Sunday, March 15 until Wednesday, April 1. All scheduled events at the museum are cancelled during this period and will be rescheduled at a later date. We will update plans at the end of March. Thank you for understanding and helping to keep our community healthy and safe.
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.
To be the center of excellence for honoring veterans, documenting their histories, and showcasing their memorabilia from WWI to the present. To be a place for remembrance, education and celebration.
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.
There is a group photo on my wall, from my wife’s side of the family. It was taken a couple of years before Sy Smolen died. In the photo are 31 people, including Sy, who sits in the middle leaning on his cane. But for three factors—the right landing beach, an Army...
The Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas has the goals of honoring veterans, educating young and old, and preserving our proud history. Joni Pavlik, a museum volunteer, helps achieve these goals with her interview of a veteran and his story below. Bill Hudson grew...
On June 24, 1972, U.S. Air Force Captain David B. Grant was flying a mission from Thailand into conflict-ridden North Vietnam when his F-4 Phantom took a direct hit and exploded.
Local WWII veterans Harold Wellington and George Sarros were honored at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans on January 8. Wellington served in the Merchant Marine, U.S. Army, and U.S. Navy, serving in North Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. Sarros...
Welcome Home, Brother: Memoirs of Vietnam War Veterans made its debut at the museum on December 21. Author Michel Robertson presented copies to all the veterans whose stories are in the book. Veterans spent time with other veterans, asking them to sign their copies of...
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