Striking a pose in front of the museum, Board members Michel Robertson and Ken Corn join nine other directors in their appreciation of the NC Humanities Council’s Humanities Relief Grant.

$10,000 Grant

The Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas (VHMC) is a small gem in the mountains of WNC in the town of Brevard. Our mission is to honor veterans, educate the public, and preserve important historic artifacts, many of which are unique to our museum. But we are more than a museum – we’re a safe place for veterans, who gather to share stories; an educational site for school children, college students, and seniors; and, a meeting place for veterans’ groups, churches, civic clubs and more. VHMC draws thousands of visitors each year. Admission and all programs, including lectures and movies, are offered free of charge to the public.

Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, the museum’s doors have been closed since March and will continue to be so until Phase 3 of our state’s reopening process. Recently, we applied for and received a $10,000 N.C. CARES Humanities Relief Grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council, whose funding has been provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan.

The VHMC Board of Directors, all-volunteer staff, and the community greatly appreciate this support which enables us to pay our operational expenses while we are closed and during an anticipated subdued period after we reopen.

Of course, the museum is still highly dependent upon donations. To support our mission and perpetuate our service to veterans and to the public, please donate today. Our future depends on you.

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