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Our Mission

To Honor, Educate and Preserve our History by Remembering and Honoring our Veterans.

Let Freedom Ring

Let Freedom Ring

On Independence Day, we are grateful for those who risked or lost their lives for American Independence and the freedoms we enjoy today.A family visits the museum . . .  . . . and comes away with stories and lessonsChristy Giusti and her son and three daughters, from...

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GULO Giveaway Raffle Fundraiser

GULO Giveaway Raffle Fundraiser

Enter to Win The Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas in Brevard, North Carolina, is proud to announce a special partnership with GULO Composites. GULO Composites will provide a set of GRD 36 Carbon Road Wheels, with a retail value of $1,795 to John Buford as he...

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A Man for All Seasons

A Man for All Seasons

He led a remarkable lifeI finally met A Man for All Seasons. But unlike Sir Thomas More, he didn't lose his head at the end of the play. Chris Whitmire, Transylvania native, US Air Force Academy Distinguished Graduate, USAF Colonel, state legislator, and now an...

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WWII Veteran’s Story Depicted in N.C. State House

WWII Veteran’s Story Depicted in N.C. State House

I was waiting for the bullets“I was waiting for the bullets,” is WWII P-47 pilot Ed Cottrell’s description of being surrounded by German Me 109s during the Battle of the Bulge. That story is told in an oil painting commissioned by Valor Studios of Naples, Florida. A...

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Ride the Parkway: Fundraiser for the Museum

Ride the Parkway: Fundraiser for the Museum

Cycling the Blue Ridge Parkway Imagine cycling the entire length of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Whew! U.S. military veterans John Buford and Rich Clarke, members of the Veterans History Museum’s Advisory Committee, will pedal 469 miles to support the Veterans History...

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WWII Veterans Gather for Birthday Celebration

WWII Veterans Gather for Birthday Celebration

US Navy D-Day veteran George Sarros was honored for his 99th birthday US Navy D-Day veteran George Sarros was honored for his 99th birthday with lunch, cards, a song, and birthday cake by his fellow WWII veterans. The group's ages range from 97 to 102. Sarros served...

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Transylvania Vision Class Looks Back at History

Transylvania Vision Class Looks Back at History

Vision class members tour the WWII-Pacific gallery On a mission to learn about all aspects of Transylvania County, VISION Transylvania class members, in their nine-month program, tour businesses, governments, and non-profits. They get to know individual leaders,...

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We’ll Never Be Enemies Again

We’ll Never Be Enemies Again

We’ll Never Be Enemies Again “We are now friends. We’ll never be enemies again.” These are the words of WWII fighter pilot Ed Cottrell after his recent visit to Germany to meet German fighter pilot Karl-Heinz Bosse. On Saturday, April 13, The Veterans History Museum...

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The Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas
21 East Main Street
Brevard, North Carolina 28712
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Admission: FREE
Open: Tues-Sat, 11am to 3pm

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