To honor, educate and preserve our history by remembering and honoring
the veterans from the Carolinas and all veterans.
July 9th, the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas will reopen.
New Hours: Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Museum will reopen in accordance with guidelines set by the CDC and NC Department of Health and Human Services.
New COVIS-19-related protocols will ensure the safety of visitors and our all-volunteer staff. Movies, lectures, special events, and guided tours are cancelled through 2020.
The Veterans History Museum will continue to offer digital newsletters, media coverage, and self-guided tours in support of our mission to honor veterans from WWI to the present, educate the community, and preserve historic artifacts. Now, more than ever, we need your support.
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.
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.
Dorothy Managan's story: “I was born on January 5, 1923, in Flushing, New York, and grew up there. World War II was going on in Europe when I was in high school. I graduated in 1941 and went into the three-year hospital program for nursing to get my R.N. at the...
Gattis Ervin Allen (known as G.E.) was born on May 1, 1911, in the town of Marshall (Madison County), North Carolina. He passed away in 1997. Like many of our fathers, my daddy never talked to me about his service in the Pacific in WWII, and I wasn't smart enough to...
John, standing, third from left with his Coast Guard buddies John was in the Coast Guard before and during World War II. When the war started, he was based in San Juan, Puerto Rico. His wife-to-be, Laurel Crawford lived in Jacksonville, Florida. They met when John’s...
Seven veterans will receive patriotic, handmade quilts from Blue Ridge Quilts of Valor on Saturday, March 7 at 10:30 am. This one-hour ceremony will be held at the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas to honor our veterans. The public is invited to attend and to...
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...
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