May 2013
Issue No 2

Once I started this issue, I realized there was far too much going on to include it all!  I like to keep the Notes concise to respect everyone's time, but this month I can't help but make it a bit long!


The current exhibit "The Secret Life of a Museum" will be on display until May 18th, so if you haven't seen it, be sure to stop by before then.  


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


The White Squirrel Festival 


A lot will be happening in Brevard during the White Squirrel Festival on May 25th.  Due to recent cut backs, the Heart of Brevard festivites end the block before the Museum, but plenty will be going on at the Museum, so take the time to come visit us.


We will unveil our new exhibit "A River Runs Through It." This exhibit will chronicle the waterways that criss-cross our fair county and shape its past and influence its future.  Come learn about Davidson River, East Fork, Catheys Creek and of course, the mighty French Broad, the third oldest river in the world!


Be a 'History Nut' and sign up for one of the Museum's two 'On the Hunt of the White Squirrel' walking tours.  Groups will be no more than a dozen, so sign up early!  The cost is $15 per person and the tour will take about an hour.


There will also be an Antique Car Show at the Museum that day.  See the article below for more details!

car show White Squirrel

Antique Car Show



The Hoodlum Cruisers are partnering with the Museum to provide antique cars on our property from 11 am until 3 pm during the White Squirrel Festival on May 25th.  We are accepting door prizes to be given away during that time to our participants.  Please drop any prizes by the Museum between now and May 23rd!



Children's Garden receives Grant
April planting day 


The Museum is very pleased to announce that the Children's Garden program was awarded $500.00 from Walmart in Pisgah Forest.  The grant was received through their local giving program and will provide gardening supplies and teaching materials. 

Heritage Giftswooden toys  



Our gift shop is loaded with all kinds of new items. Please come for a visit.
Bean bags, 3 for $5, have been a hit. Funny Bunnies, $6, happened on the scene just last week and the hand made, nicely dressed "rag dolls", $12.50, are getting a lot of attention. Patterns to make your own are available in Early American Folk Dolls, a 29 page booklet for just $10.00.
You will love the hand quilted red, white and blue table runner for just $20. Keepsake hand embroidered ornaments, needle cases, feather stitched dish towels, and coverlet are just a few one-of-a-kind items you will discover at our Heritage Gift Shop. Mom would love a selection from our jewelry collection of original pendants, earrings, and Intarsia pins of dogwood blossoms, owls, hummingbirds, or white squirrels. Or select a primitive, framed, colored pencil drawing of a local building, starting at $15.00.
Oh, and don't forget to see the largest selection of aprons in our area, for guys and gals, and little craft aprons for kids starting at $3.00.  Also be sure to check out the 2013 Raffle Quilt and purchase a ticket for a chance to win!
Heritage Gifts: the best kept Secret in Brevard!
Museum members receive a 10% discount on all merchandise. Heritage Gifts is open when the museum is open: Wednesday through Sat. from 10 AM to 5 PM. Please stop in. Shop with us.

Exhibit Installed


The Transylvania Heritage Museum installed "Living Off The Land" in the county offices in April.  The exhibit traces the economic history of the county and is on display in the hall outside the Regiister of Deeds Office.  Go by and take a look!

Thanks to our exhibit team-Yvonne Dickson, Sarah Lutz and Marcy Thompson-for working during their lunch hour to make this happen!
exhibit team 

Can you guess? 

   may mystery        

This item was donated along with an old trunk of clothing and household items.   Email  your best guess!


April's item was an iron jail door that was recently removed from the Transylvania Courthouse and donated to the Museum.

In This Issue
White Squirrel Festival
Grant Received
Heritage Gifts
Exhibit Installed
Can you guess?
Calendar of Events

"The Secret Life of a Museum"  Exhibit
March 2-May 18
History & Decoration Day at Cathey's Creek Baptist Church
May 18 1:00-4:00 pm.  Shape Note singers at 2:30.
4th Friday Gallery Walk MAy 24
The Celtic Conspiracy will perform at the Museum 5:30-6:30
White Squirrel Antique Car Show
May 25.  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
On The Hunt of the White Squirrel Walking Tour
May 25.  10:30 am and 2:30 pm.  $15 per person, reservations required.


Save the Date! May 17.  TCHS Annual Preservation Dinner.  Watch for more details.