August  2014
Issue No.5

It is hard to believe August is already here!  Founders' Day is coming fast and so is our second annual Drive for History Golf Tournament at Burlingame.  Please share these events with all your friends and family.  We want a big turnout!
Be sure to buy your tickets for the Founders' Day Raffle.  Seven chances to win a great prize. Tickets are available now at the Museum.  Stop by to see the items that are available. 


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
Fun, Fun, Fun...
... at The Transylvania Heritage Museum's 6th annual Founders Day Fair!  Confederate camp, spinning and weaving demo, authors, story telling, fun for kids, photo ops galore, Old Time String Bands all day music, Bake Sale, beverages, ice cream, special Family Displays in Museum along with Exhibits on doctors and medicine in Transylvania through the years. 1920's Fire Truck, pose with our 7' Lumberjack, Cherokee and Civil War artifacts.  Meet local authors.
Local crafters selling collectibles, Rustic wood furniture, cornhusk dolls, puppets, period costumes and artwork.

Opening Ceremony 10:00 am, August 30, 2014.  Founding Fathers guided Walking Tours at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm.  7 items valued at $800 to be raffled throughout the day starting at 11:00 am.

Bring a chair and enjoy a day of fun on the grounds of the Transylvania Heritage Museum, downtown Brevard, 189 West Main St.  828.884.2347



2014 Drive for History


The Museum is excited to announce the second annual Drive For History Golf Tournament at Burlingame  to be held Friday, September 5th. Tee time will be 1 pm. Burlingame will provide food after play. 


Captain's Choice, a 4-man team is $400.

Each registered player will be entered into the drawings for door prizes, and 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes will be given.  Thanks to Egolf there will be a hole in one prize of a new car!   


This is an excellent opportunity to play a private course, and raise money for the Museum at the same time.  Please contact Rebecca Suddeth for sponsorship opportunities or more information about registering a team.



Sock Hop to aid Veterans 

Join together on August 16th for an evening of fun while helping our Veterans in need.  The Sock Hop will be held at the Brevard Little Theater Auditorium at 55 East Jordan Street.  Music by Deano and the Dreamers. Tickets are $20 per person and reservations are required. Must be 21 to attend.  All proceeds go to the Disabled American Veterans Chapter  #14.
To make reservations or for more information contact the Silvermont Dance Club at 883-4347 or by email [email protected] 
Threads of a Cowboy


Heritage Gifts recently received a number of posters showing the Threads of a Cowboy quilt, created in 2005 by Crystal Austin of Wisconsin, a friend of the Jim Bob Tinsley Museum (on Jordan Street from 1993-2007).  Crystal made the quilt with boot and hat blocks made from shirts worn and donated by some of the famous cowboy friends of Jim Bob, including Fess Parker, Ranger Rick Roltgen, Dusty Rogers, Gary Lemaster, Robert Wagoner, Clint Walker and Jim Bob Tinsley himself.


The posters 24" x 36" are numbered limited editions (only 100 were printed).  The price on each poster is $20.00.  Drop by and get yours today!

Can You Guess?

Do you know what it is? Send your answer here!  Last time, the mystery item was a glass battery used in a Delco lighting system. 
In This Issue
Founders Day
Golf Tournament
Sock Hop
Threads of a Cowboy
Can you guess?
Calendar of Events

Healing Hands: From Folk Tradition to Modern Medicine
May 23 - Nov 8, 2014

Guided Walking Tour
Behind the Scenes West Main
August 9 , Departs from the Museum at 10:30 am. Reservations Required by noon Friday. $15 per person.

Sock Hop to help Veterans in Need
August 16 Brevard Little Theater Auditorium 7 - 10 pm.  Reservations required.

4th Friday Night Gallery Walk  
"Celtic Conspiracy" 
August 22th  5:30-6:30 pm

Founders Day Fair
August 30th Come celebrate the Heritage of Transylvania County with music, dance, crafts and much more.  10 am until 4 pm. 

Register Now!

Drive For History
September 5th
We thank our sponsors

DIAMOND - $5,000 - Up


Transylvania County

WSQL Radio


EMERALD - $2,500 - $4,999



College Walk

Transylvania Regional Hospital


OPAL - $1,000 - $2,499


Co-Ed Cinema


Haywood EMC

Joe Chapman Roofing, Inc

Pisgah Forest Rotary Club


RUBY - $500 - $999


Blue Ridge Quick Print

Brevard Academy


Jerome & Summey

Mountain Internet

MountainSide Home Builders

Pisgah Fish Camp

Roess Mechanical

Transylvania County Schools


SAPPHIRE - $250 - $499


Automated Results

Greystone Inn

Macon Bank

Sassafras Productions

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.