Transylvania County News

 

Davidson River: Land of the Free - Poster

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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...

On April 25th, the Exhibit Committee from the Transylvania Heritage Museum installed an exhibit in the County building on Morgan Street. 'Living Off The Land” was one of the two exhibits produced by the Transylvania Heritage Museum through a grant from the Transylvania Sesquicentennial Committee in 2011. The Exhibit is now on display in the hallway outside the Register of Deeds and the Tax Collectors Offices.

 

The idea for the installation...

Just walking up to the old house begins the visitors’step back in time. People who visit the Transylvania Heritage Museum are often interested in the age of the house, and then they begin sharing stories of their childhood memories. Once inside, the exhibits bring more memories.  It may be an arrowhead found while gardening or plowing.  Wow, evidence of people who lived here so long ago! Museum docents have heart-warming experiences every week.

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 The Transylvania Heritage Museum will re-open on Saturday, March 2, 10 am-5 pm, featuring its new exhibit, “Secret Life of a Museum”, which will run through May 18. The Museum, located at 189 West Main Street, Brevard in the old Patton house, is open Wednesdays-Saturdays. Come see why a Heritage Museum is important and how it relates to life today.

The Museum collects artifacts and documents to illustrate the stories of our county and the people...