November  2013
Issue No  7

My deepest apologies for not sending out the September and October Notes & Notables!  We have been so busy with the first "Drive For History" Golf Tournament, Founders' Day Fair, Vision Class History Day and Walking Tours that the month would be half gone in the blink of an eye! 


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
Annual Gathering
at the Museum 
The Annual Gathering will be held November 16th, from 3:30 until 5:00 for Museum Members, Sponsors and Friends.  There will refreshments and several different presentations.  Everyone will also get a Sneak Peek of what next year's Exhibit themes will be!  Make plans to attend.  RSVP's are always welcome!
New Board Members 


The Transylvania  Heritage Museum is proud to announce the additions of several new Board Members!  Josh Rivera, Tony Morrow, Dwight Meyer and Cathy McGraw have all agreed to serve on the Board during the past months.  Each one has a unique talent that is very well suited to their new roles at the Museum.  We look forward to the upcoming planning season with some new faces, perspectives and ideas!
Student Volunteers

The Museum has been fortunate to have enjoyed the services of two students completing projects requiring volunteer hours.  One Transylvania County Student and one Madison County Student each spent time at the Museum during the past two months. 

The tasks were varied and include bundling brochures to be distributed, checking in and re-organizing the contents of incoming Teaching Trunks, to working with Special Collections. 

It was a pleasure to work with these young ladies and the Museum welcomes student involvement.  It is from these that the next generation of preservationists will come!



Christmas Exhibit  

The Aluminum Tree & Aesthetically Challenged Seasonal Ornament Museum and Research Center (ATOM), has loaned the Heritage Museum dozens of vintage aluminum trees for this Christmas Season.  Aluminum trees, manufactured by over forty companies in the USA, Canada and even Australia, along with hundreds of ornaments, ranging from handmade and hideous to classically kitsch-y, will be on display from December 7th until the Museum closes for the season on December 21st.   


Be sure to spread the news about this display and drop by for a wacky and wonderful trip down memory lane.  Many thanks to Stephen Jackson for providing these items for our display.   

Can You Guess?

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In This Issue
Annual Gathering
New Board Members
Student Volunteers
Christmas Exhibit
Can you guess?
Calendar of Events

"A River Runs Through It"  Exhibit
May 25-Nov 23 

Aluminum Christmas Tree Display
Dec 7-Dec 21.
Annual Gathering November 16 3:30-5 pm.
Museum Closed for Thanksgiving 
 November 23rd-December 6th.
Reopens with Christmas Display on Saturday, December 7th at 10 am.

Museum Closes for the season December 21st.

We thank our sponsors

DIAMOND - $5,000 - Up


WSQL Radio

Transylvania County


EMERALD - $2,500 - $4,999


Transylvania Regional Hospital


College Walk


OPAL - $1,000 - $2,499


Joe Chapman Roofing, Inc

Haywood EMC

Co-Ed Cinema


RUBY - $500 - $999



Brevard Academy

Transylvania County Schools

MountainSide Home Builders

Pisgah Fish Camp

Pisgah Forest Rotary Club

Blue Ridge Quick Print


Roess Mechanical

Jerome & Summey

Mountain Internet


SAPPHIRE - $250 - $499


Macon Bank

Sassafras Productions

Automated Results

Greystone Inn

Transylvania Times


AMETHYST - $100 - $249


Susan Breedlove Properties

Steve Owen & Associates


Rockin Bowl

Hunters & Gatherers

Dugan's Pub

Erik Hansen

Mt Range Golf Center

Exit Mountain Realty/Isaac Allen

Betty Travis

The Rock at Jocassee

The Designer's Market

Bryson Carpet

Hansen & Associates

Chestnut Café & Grill

Broad Street Wine


Executive Planners

Blue Ridge Bedding

Looking Glass Realty & The Clay Team

Mark Willis Grading

AAAAA Services, Inc.