November  2014
Issue No.6

"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


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.  


Annual Gathering 
November 15th 

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. 

Looking back...

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.       
In This Issue
Aluminum Trees
Annual Gathering
Looking Back
Ghost Tours
Raffle Winner
Can you guess?
Calendar of Events

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

ATOM Exhibit
December 3rd - December 20th.
Extended hours
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


Transylvania County

WSQL Radio


EMERALD - $2,500 - $4,999



College Walk

Transylvania Regional Hospital


OPAL - $1,000 - $2,499


Co-Ed Cinema


Haywood EMC

Pisgah Forest Rotary Club

M-B Industries


RUBY - $500 - $999


Blue Ridge Quick Print

Brevard Academy


Fisher Realty

Mountain Internet

Pisgah Fish Camp

Roess Mechanical

Transylvania County Schools


SAPPHIRE - $250 - $499


Automated Results

Greystone Inn

Jerome & Summey

Macon Bank

Sassafras Productions

Transylvania Times


AMETHYST - $100 - $249

AAAAA Services, Inc

Betty Travis

Broad Street Wine

Bryson Carpet

Cardinal Cleaners

Chestnut Café & Grill

Dalton Insurance

Dr. Lopez, DDS

Duckworth Insurance

Eric Hansen

Mt Range Golf Center

Rockin Bowl

Susan Breedlove Properties

Steve Owen & Associates


Exit Mountain Realty/Isaac Allen