June 2015
Issue No.3

Summer is just around the corner and the Museum is ready to celebrate with our new exhibit, Camp Country: Where America Comes To Play. This exhibit is a treat for the entire family. 
Summer also requires a lot of work to be done in the Museum gardens. We need volunteers to help with this task. If you enjoy gardening, and would be willing to help, please contact our Gardening Chairperson,  Betty Sherrill. 

Our mid-year membership renewals should have arrived in the mail. Please take a moment to send in your membership dues for the upcoming year. Also, thank you to all who have already done so.

As you read through this newsletter, you will see a variety of ways that you can step up and support the Museum. It is only through the continued support of our generous community that we are able to fulfill our mission of Connecting Community, History, and Life.

Sincerely - Rebecca Suddeth, Executive Director

Camp Country: Where America Comes To Play


Photo provided by Gwynn Valley Camp

Come to the Museum and learn about Transylvania Camps, their history and their impact on the county. While you are here, enjoy a game of checkers, get creative at the craft table, or simply leave your mark on our wall. This is a super family friendly exhibit, so make plans to bring the family and stay awhile.

The history of summer camps in Transylvania County spans most of the past century. It includes camps for girls, or boys, or both. It includes camps for more advanced students, as well as kids aged four to five. And, of course, there were camps for specially designated groups, such as the Girl Scouts, girls of Jewish faith, and others. By 1926, forty camps were within seventy miles of Asheville. 

The exhibit will be on display during The Museum's regular hours May 23rd through November 14th and was created in partnership with several Transylvania County summer camps.  

Last year's Aluminum Christmas Tree Exhibit (A.T.O.M.) was a resounding success and we look forward to a repeat performance this upcoming holiday season.  We would like to add to our collection.  If anyone has Aluminum Trees they would like to donate or sell to the Museum, please contact us by telephone 828-884-2347 or email us heritage@comporium.net. 

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Camp Country Fun at the Museum!



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In This Issue

Camp Country: Where America comes to play. May 23th - November 14th

June 13th 10:30 a.m. West Probart Street Walking Tour. $15 per person. Reservation required by noon on Friday.

June 19th, 4:00 p.m. History Detectives Visit the Allison Deaver House.  

The 2015 Burlingame Drive for History will be Saturday August 22 with a noon tee time!

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