Transylvania County News

On Saturday visitors to the Transylvania Heritage Museum got a crash course in yarn painting and dying from Becky Garrison, a local spinner and fiber arts artisan.

She demonstrated the process of dying wool using, of all things, Koolaid.

She also demonstrated the technique of painting yarn. She will do Yarn Processing and Spinning Demo, along with Angora Rabbit Breeder Teresa Tyte, at the Transylvania Heritage Museum on...

In 2020 the nation celebrated the centennial of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote.  The Transylvania Heritage Museum was set to launch the exhibit Celebrating Women in History but due to COVID, was unable to open as planned. The exhibit was dismantled and packed away but we are pleased to announce it has been reinstalled and will open to the public on April 8th.

The exhibit is a timeline of Women's history, showcasing the contributions women have made not only nationally but locally. Along with Susan B. Anthony and Amelia Earhart, visitors will learn about...

The Transylvania Heritage Museum will hold its 10th annual Founders' Day Fair on Saturday, September 1st. This year the festivities will be from 12:30-5:00 pm and will include a special  Brevard's Got Talent show. Cash prizes will be awarded, with the top winner getting a cool $150 in honor of Brevard's Sesquicentennial year.

Judges will rate the participants on originality, technical ability, stage presence, and the difficulty of their selection. There will also be an opportunity for the crowd to cast a vote.

Brevard Mayor Jimmy Harris who suggested the...

The world renowned Aluminum Tree & Aesthetically Challenged Seasonal Ornament Museum and Research Center (commonly known as ATOM) is on exhibit for the 3rd time at the Transylvania Heritage Museum.  It will be open Wednesday through Saturday from Saturday, November 12 until Saturday, December 24 (except November 23rd through November 25th).  Many examples of the ultimate sustainable Christmas trees that were chic in the 1950’s...

          A new exhibit, sponsored by Transylvania Regional Hospital on behalf of the many doctors, nurses and caregivers who have provided medical care to the people of Transylvania County, opens Saturday, May 24, at 10 am at the Transylvania Heritage Museum, 189 West Main Street, Brevard. The exhibit is titled, “HEALING HANDS: From Folk Traditions to Modern...

Old Mill at the end of Kitchen Loop 1939History of a county is composed of histories of its communities and these histories will come together in the new exhibit opening at the Transylvania Heritage Museum at 189 West Main Street, Brevard, on Saturday, March 8, at 1 pm.

The dictionary defines community as a locality inhabited by people who havea common cultural and historical heritage...

ATOM Returns to Brevard

 

The world renowned Aluminum Tree & Aesthetically Challenged Seasonal Ornament Museum and Research Center (commonly known as ATOM) will be on exhibit again this year at your local Transylvania Heritage Museum.  Many examples of the ultimate sustainable Christmas trees that were chic in the 1950’s will be included.  ATOM has been featured in Southern Living,...

 “People love this town.” was the statement videographer Henry Felt made to Transylvania Heritage Museum Director Rebecca Suddeth after concluding a day of oral interviews during the Rosman Heritage Day on October 5th. Suddeth had asked Mr. Felt what he had learned about the town of Rosman after interviewing seven community members. His first response to the question was this simple observation. This did not surprise Suddeth. The people's love for their town, and the town's love for its people is what the Rosman Heritage...

The Transylvania Heritage Museum has received approval for a historical marker to be erected on U.S. 178 at Main Street in Rosman in front of the Rosman Town Hall.   The application was submitted by the Museum early in 2013, and was granted approval this spring. 

Joseph Silversteen came to Transylvania County and established the Toxaway Tanning Company in the town of Toxaway, now Rosman, in 1901.  Silversteen chose the location because it lay near vast forest lands and on the headwaters of the French Broad River.  This business venture was the first large...