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Museum Announces Re-Opening And 2020 Highlights


Last updated 2/3/2020 at 4:29pm

The public is invited to visit the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas on Wednesday, Feb. 5, when it re-opens for the third season in its current location. With free admission, the museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday – Saturday and from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

The museum’s eight galleries honor veterans from WWI, WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War and the War on Terror. Personal veterans’ stories are told through displays of their photos, uniforms, mementos, artifacts, weapons and newspapers.

2020 will be an event-filled year. Some of the highlights of the first half of the year:

•Saturday, March 7, 10:30 a.m., Quilts of Valor Ceremony honoring veterans from Transylvania and neighboring counties.

•March 13, 6-10 p.m. at the VFW, fundraiser Sock Hop in partnership with VFW and American Legion. Cost is $15 per person.

•Monthly free history movies begin Wednesday, March 25.

•Monthly free lectures begin Thursday, March 26.

•A new book containing the personal stories of 31 Vietnam veterans, “Welcome Home, Brother” by Michel Robertson, will be available for purchase in the museum and at a book-signing with many of the Vietnam veterans present. Date and details will be announced.

•May 22, fundraising dinner at The Chariot in Hendersonville.

The museum’s inclement weather policy for closing or delayed opening will be the same as the Transylvania County School policy. The museum is located at 21 E. Main St. next to the courthouse. To purchase an Honor Wall plaque for a veteran or current service member, or for general information, call (828) 884-2141 during open hours or visit


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