To Honor, Educate and Preserve our History by Remembering and Honoring our Veterans.
The Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas is currently located next to the historic courthouse of Transylvania County, in Brevard, NC. We are proud of our current museum, but our expanded vision to honor and document the histories of ALL the veterans of the Carolinas requires that we move to an larger facility.
We want to be a center of excellence for honoring veterans. In partnership with the Library of Congress and colleges and universities, we will document their histories and stories to be archived for their families and future generations.
Our Capital Campaign is committed to raising $2,500,000 for this effort and we need your support.
The new Museum will honor United States military veterans – past, present, and future – and will provide a facility to collect, preserve, and make accessible veterans artifacts as well as their histories. A display of flags will be the centerpiece of the initial access to the facility.
A large glass Rotunda will be the new building’s centerpiece to greet the visitors and showcase the entry. Inset in the rotunda lobby floor will be the Museum’s logo and the Volunteer’s Greeting Desk. The focal point of the Lobby will be the Honor Wall which will display the plaques that veterans and their families have placed there. A kiosk will allow visitors to review the names and details of the honorees plaques.
Leading off the lobby will be a series of dramatic galleries allowing visitors to explore different period of military history starting with WWI and ending with the most recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Audio visual displays will enhance the visitor’s experience in viewing thousands of artifacts.
The museum will feature a gift shop and a veterans “ready room” – a gathering place for veteran visitors. Recording studios will be available to record veterans’ stories to be archived in conjunction with the Library of Congress. The theater, educational center and library will be used for youth programs, lectures, and community events.
Organizations and corporations have a meaningful opportunity to support the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas. You or your organization may sponsor and name an entire exhibit, or contribute to facility construction, artifact purchase and preservation, new exhibits or program funding.
Sponsor the veteran's recording studio
Your organization may wish to support the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas by sponsoring the construction and outfitting of the Recording Studio(s). This area will be the focal point of our programs that will capture and preserve the stories of our nation’s veterans. In conjunction with the Library of Congress we will provide a facility where veterans can come to tell their stories of service and dedication in military service. The stories of the veterans and their families will be recorded for posterity and can be accessed by family members in the future. These recording facilities will allow the Museum to collect, record and make accessible the personal accounts of Carolina veterans as they tell their stories of military service. Veteran’s histories will be archived for posterity and will be accessible to family members in the future. These personal histories will be available to students and future generations so they may learn directly from those who served in our nation’s wars.
Sponsor an exhibit gallery
Your corporation, organization or foundation may wish to support the Veterans History Museum by sponsoring the construction and furnishing an exhibit gallery. Your name would be added to the gallery for all visitors to see and your support of veterans and their families will be recognized. Your support of veterans and their families will be seen in all museum publications.
Sponsor the Musuem's Theater
he Museum’s Theater will be the focal point for outreach, lectures and educational programs. Your support of the construction of this state-of-the-art facility will allow the Museum to carry out many programs that demonstrate honoring our veterans. With comfortable seating for 100 participants, the theater will be a venue for movies, lectures, veterans’ recognition ceremonies and community events. Your organization’s sponsorship will be recognized in the name of the theater and in museum publications.
Sponsor the Museum’s Educational Learning Center
The Museum’s educational learning center will be our dedicated facility for outreach programs. The museum’s educational learning center will be a multi-purpose facility for youth and community programs, veteran recognition events and community activities. Your organization’s sponsorship will be recognized in the name of the theater and in museum publications.
Sponsor the Veteran’s Ready Room
Sponsor a special lounge where veterans may congregate and share time together. You and your organization can help by naming and sponsoring the construction and furnishing of the Ready Room. Your organization’s sponsorship will be recognized in the name of the theater and in museum publications.
CONTACT: Emmett Casciato
PHONE: (828) 884-2141
21 East Main St., Brevard, NC 28712
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