"My life has been the poem I would have writ, But I could not both live and utter it." ~Henry David Thoreau
Thoreau has always been a particular favorite of mine, and my excuse for not sending out Notes & Notables for the past two months is well summed up with his statement. We have been very, very busy connecting community, history and life! It has been a wonderful couple of months and November and December also hold the promise of excitement and activity.
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
ATOM is BACK
The Aluminum Tree & Ornament Museum (ATOM) is dedicated to vintage aluminum Christmas trees. It will be taking over the space at the Transylvania Heritage Museum this holiday season with dozens of trees and vintage ornaments displayed in whimsical themes, including displays dedicated to Marilyn Monroe, Elvis, and even William and Kate. Color wheels turn to provide the light show. It is sure to be the highlight of a December Brevard visit.
The ATOM Exhibit kicks off with a Tacky Sweater Party on Friday, Nov. 28, 5:00-7:00 p.m. during the 4th Friday Gallery Walk. The exhibit will run December 3rd - 20th with special Museum hours of noon-7:00 pm.
Each year, the Museum invites friends of the Museum to a special event filled with food and fun. This is a time that the Museum expresses our appreciation to our Sponsors, Partners, Members and Volunteers. There is also a time to acknowledge some highlights of the year's accomplishments, as well as a look into what the New Year holds.
The Event will be held at the Museum on Saturday, November 15th, from 3 until 5 pm. Please make plans to join us.
Founders' Day August 30th
Drive for History at Burlingame September 5th
Vision History Day September 11th
Museums In Partnership Regional Workshop September 16th
College Walk Heritage Day September 26th
Rosman Heritage Day October 4th
Blue Ridge Bakery Boys 4th Friday Gallery Walk October 24th
2014 Ghost Tours
The Museum was very pleased to participate in Brevard's Halloweenfest by offering Ghost Tours during the evening. We had very good guides and some talented storytellers to help make the evening a success! We look forward to doing this again next year.
Founders' Day Raffle Winner
Gwen Baxley was the winner of Connie Dorner's "At the Automat" valued at $150.00.
Gwen Baxley is a lovely lady and attended the day with her family and had a great time! She is thrilled with her picture! Thanks to all who donated prizes and to all who participated in the raffle.
Can You Guess?
Do you know what it is? Send your answer here! Last time, the mystery item was a wooden planer.
Healing Hands: From Folk Tradition to Modern Medicine
May 23 - Nov 8, 2014
December 3rd - December 20th.
12 to 7 pm.
Annual Gathering November 15 at the Museum. Begins at 3 pm. Refreshments provided.
Please Note: The Museum will be closed November 19-27.
Tacky Sweater Party
November 28th. At the Museum 5 pm - 7 pm.
Museum closes for the season December 20th.
We thank our sponsors
DIAMOND - $5,000 - Up
EMERALD - $2,500 - $4,999
Transylvania Regional Hospital
OPAL - $1,000 - $2,499
Pisgah Forest Rotary Club
RUBY - $500 - $999
Blue Ridge Quick Print
Pisgah Fish Camp
Transylvania County Schools
SAPPHIRE - $250 - $499
Jerome & Summey
AMETHYST - $100 - $249
AAAAA Services, Inc
Broad Street Wine
Chestnut Café & Grill
Dr. Lopez, DDS
Mt Range Golf Center
Susan Breedlove Properties
Steve Owen & Associates
Exit Mountain Realty/Isaac Allen