October 2012
Issue No 9.

September has been a busy month at the Museum.  The Founders' Day Fair was well attended and a good time was had by all.  The first Annual Reminiscing at the Museum Car Show was also a success.  We were thrilled by the participation and true spirit of camaraderie that marked the day.


October will also be very busy, with several programs and activities in conjunction with our current exhibit and leading up to the Brevard Festival, Halloweenfest.  Scarecrows on the Lawn and a few more surprises will await visitors to the Museum that day.  Please share this newsletter with those who may be interested, and with those who may not even know we exist!  Word of Mouth is our best publicity, so hit that forward button for us, and spread the word!


Sincerely - Rebecca Suddeth, Executive Director
Lewis Redmond: The Making and Breaking of a Folk Hero
In conjunction with the current exhibit, Roads, Rails & Trails, the Museum is proud to have feature speaker, Michael Keaton provide a program at the Transylvania County Library Rogow Room on Saturday, October 20 at 1 pm.  Michael, a direct descendant of the area's most famous outlaw and folk hero, Lewis Redmond, is a native of Seneca, SC, and can trace his ancestry in the area to the 1700s. He holds an AS degree in Management from Tri-County Tech, a BS in Business Administration and a BA in History and an MA in History from Clemson University. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Policy Studies at Clemson University. Michael has made appearances on the History Channel (Hillbilly: The Real Story) and on the Documentary Channel and PBS (The Outlaw Lewis Redmond).


Michael currently teaches history at Southern Wesleyan University. And resides in Seneca with his wife, Jenny, and two daughters, Olivia (age 10) and Julianne (age 4). This program is provided in partnership with the Transylvania County Library and is free to the public. Please pass the word and make plans to attend!

Reminiscing at tcar showhe Museum Cruise In


The first annual Cruise In at the Museum was a success! With 25 cars in the parking lot, it made an impressive statement. Thanks to all those who participated, and thanks to the following who supported the event: B & S Auto, Napa Brevard Auto Parts, Joe Lance Automotive, Custom Car Appraisals, Hoodlum Cruisers, Hooper Insurance Agency, Jerome & Summey, Inc., Think It Studio, Transylvania Times and WSQL Radio. A special thanks to Bruce Layman, Billy Jones and Kevin Blythe for putting the event together for us!


Harvest Supper at the Museum 


The Heritage Museum requests the honor of your presence at the Museum's final Gallery Walk of 2012.

On Friday, Oct. 26th the Road Apple Ramblers will provide our musical (and sometimes comical) entertainment beginning at 5:30.


Come by early and enjoy music, fun and a light harvest supper!

Can you guess? 

   mystery item october   

This item once used extensively in Transylvania County.  Can you guess what this artifact is?  Send an  email to give your answer!  


September's item was a window weight from the Silversteen House in Rosman.

In This Issue
Lewis Redmond
Reminiscing at the Museum
Harvest Supper
Can you guess?
Calendar of Events

July 4th - November 17th Roads, Rails & Trails Exhibit


October 6th

Rosman Heritage Day, 10 am - 7:30 pm.  Come enjoy a day

of fun, music and hospitality!


October 20th, 1 pm

Program at the Library by Michael Keaton on Lewis Redmond  


October 23rd 12 noon

Bag Lunch program at the Library on the Shaffer Lumber and Railroad Company.



October 26, 5:30-7:00 pm.  Gallery Walk with the Road Apple Ramblers and a light Harvest supper. 
October 27, 10am-5pm. Scarecrows on the Lawn. 
October 27, 5 pm.  Haunted Town Tour. 
$10 a person, reservations required.