To honor, educate and preserve our history by remembering and honoring
the veterans from the Carolinas and all veterans.
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.
Vietnam Veterans Series By Michel Robertson Ray Alcorn grew up on a farm in Pennsylvania. He served 30 years in the U.S. Navy including seven years as a prisoner of war. His last assignment before retirement as a Captain was as Dean of Students at the...
Vietnam Veterans Series James Boatwright: Supporting Fellow Marines on the Groundby Michel Robertson When asked about his tour in Vietnam, Purvis James Boatwright, Jr. responds with a mixture of enthusiasm and regret. During the war, Boatwright was a Captain in the...
Andrew “Gunny” Boyko joined the Marines in 1964 and was sent to Vietnam in August 1965. Reflecting on his time, Boyko notes that it was as if he went to two different wars. When he was in Vietnam from 1965-1966, the enemy was a guerrilla organization that did not...
On Saturday, Dec. 7, eleven WWII veterans will gather for fellowship and lunch at the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas. A new book containing their wartime stories will be for sale for $15.00 (proceeds go to the museum). The public is invited to meet and talk...
The Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas invites you to visit before our last open day in 2019, which is Sunday, December 8. After winter inventory, artifact cleaning, and renewal of displays, the museum will re-open Wednesday, Feb. 5. 2019 has been an active year...
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