To honor, educate and preserve our history by remembering and honoring
the veterans from the Carolinas and all veterans.
Veteran’s History Museum will be closed until further notice
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 further notice. All scheduled events at the museum are cancelled during this period and will be rescheduled at a later date. 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.
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.
Vietnam Veterans Series John Barker served two tours in Vietnam in 1967 and 1972, flying bombing raids in F-4 Phantoms in the Hanoi area. Below, in his own words, is Barker’s Vietnam story. I received my commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in May 1965. A year...
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...
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...
United States Air Force Reserve Pilot, Major Molly McCarthy, will speak at the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas on Thursday, December 5 at 2:00 pm. McCarthy is the last of five women speakers in the museum’s “Women in the Military” Special honor program....
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