The Transylvania Times -

One Man's Dream Of A Military Museum Realized - Brevard, NC


August 28, 2017

Matt McGregor

Veterans, local officials and others joined Emmett Casciato (holding scissors) Friday for the museum's ribbon cutting ceremony.

The Western North Carolina Military History Museum began with a Korean War U.S. M1 carbine rifle and Emmett Casciato's fascination with military history.

"It all started with that rifle I found at a gun show," said Casciato on Friday after the ribbon cutting for the museum's new home in the former county administration building beside the courthouse. "Then, I wanted to get a bayonet to go with it, then some metals and another weapon. I had always had an interest in military history, but I never pursued it like I have in the last 15 years."

When his daughter, Abby, graduated from the U.S....

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