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Book Launch: The Forgotten War Remembered: Stories of Korean War Veterans in Their Own Words

Veterans History Museum, 21 East Main Street, Brevard 21 East Main Street, Brevard, NC

The new book, The Forgotten War Remembered: Stories of Korean War Veterans in Their Own Words, will be launched on November 11 as part of Transylvania County's Veterans Day Observance in front of the Transylvania court house. The ceremony begins at 11:00 AM. At the end of the ceremony, author Michael McCarthy will introduce several […]

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1943 Willys Jeep Exhibit Opens Veterans History Museum for 2022 Season

Veterans History Museum, 21 East Main Street, Brevard 21 East Main Street, Brevard, NC

How Do You Get a Jeep Through the Door? by Janis Allen Photos by Ken Corn & Mike McCarthy How do you get a Willys Jeep through a doorway, around three corners, and installed into a corner exhibit inside a small building? Ask the volunteers at the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas—they figured it […]

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Vintage 1942 WWII Harley-Davidson Debuts at Veterans History Museum

Veterans History Museum, 21 East Main Street, Brevard 21 East Main Street, Brevard, NC

The “Liberator” earned its name as the motorcycle ridden by soldiers liberating occupied Europe. Why did its riders call its gear shift the “suicide” shift? The stick was on the gas tank. The rider had to let go of one of the handlebars to shift gears!  Immerse yourself in this exhibit: In 1942, an Army […]

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Buy the Winning Ticket to this Handmade Patriotic Guitar

Veterans History Museum, 21 East Main Street, Brevard 21 East Main Street, Brevard, NC

Guitar Raffle Benefits the Toni Lee Casciato Memorial Fund “Woodworking’s in my blood,” said Ken Casciato, who donated his hand-crafted electric guitar for a raffle fund-raiser for the Veterans History Museum. Ken Casciato is a lifelong master woodworker of McKees Rock, Pennsylvania. He is retired from his position as a school district maintenance supervisor, and, […]

Patriotic Quilt Raffle & Book at Veterans History Musuem

Veterans History Museum, 21 East Main Street, Brevard 21 East Main Street, Brevard, NC

“Soldier’s Pride” is the name quilter Karen Dever gave to the the patriotic handmade quilt she has generously donated as a fund-raiser raffle for the museum. Raffle tickets are now on sale at the museum for $5.00 each or 5 for $20.00. Also, Dever’s book, Soldier’s Pride & More is for sale (a limited supply) […]

Veterans Day Observance

Veterans History Museum, 21 East Main Street, Brevard 21 East Main Street, Brevard, NC

You are invited: Veterans Day Ceremony Brevard, NC Transylvania County Courthouse Gazebo November 11, 2022 11:00 a.m. I. Invocation – Lt. Craig Adams II. National Anthem – Trinity Wilbanks, Brevard HS Chorus III. Welcoming Remarks – Emmett Casciato, Emcee IV. Recognition of Veterans – Ken Corn & Katchen Tofil, Afghanistan Veteran V. Reading of Veterans […]

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WWII Kamikaze Survivor to Be Honored with “Make-A-Wish”

Veterans History Museum, 21 East Main Street, Brevard 21 East Main Street, Brevard, NC

WWII Kamikaze Survivor Chooses Museum Visit for his “Make-a-Wish” When WWII and Korean War veteran Joe Cooper, age 100, received the “Make-a-Wish” honor at the North Carolina Veterans Home in Black Mountain and asked for his wish, he answered, “A trip back to the Veterans Museum and a ride on a train.” He’ll get his […]

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Veterans History Museum Re-Opens for 2023 with New Exhibits

Veterans History Museum, 21 East Main Street, Brevard 21 East Main Street, Brevard, NC

On Wednesday, March 1 at 11:00 AM, the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas will proudly re-open its doors with a warm welcome for everyone. Founder/Curator Emmett Casciato often says, “A visiting veteran will see one of our artifacts and begin telling a story. The veteran’s adult children will say ‘He’s never told that story […]

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