July 2015
Issue No.4

We have enjoyed a steady stream of visitor this summer for the exhibit, Camp Country: Where America Comes To Play. This exhibit is a treat for the entire family. The Craft Room has been a resounding success!
We still need help in the garden. If you enjoy gardening, and would be willing to help, please contact our Gardening Chairperson, Betty Sherrill. 

If you haven't sent in your membership renewal, please be sure to do so.  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.


Transylvania Heritage Museum
189 West Main Street
P.O. Box 2347
Brevard, NC 28712
(828) 884-2347

Lewis Redmond: The Making  and Breaking of a Folk Hero

Michael Keaton, who teaches history at Southern Wesleyan University in Central South Carolina, is a direct descendant of Lewis Redmond. He will be the presenter at the College Walk Retirement Community on July 24 at 3 pm. The program will be held in the auditorium. This event is sponsored by the Transylvania Heritage Museum and College Walk, and is free to the public. To RSVP, contact College Walk at 884-5800.


Michael P. Keaton is a native of Seneca, SC. He holds an AS degree in Management from Tri-County Tech, a BS in Business Administration and a BA in History (both from Southern Wesleyan University), and an MA in History from Clemson University. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Policy Studies at Clemson University. 


200th Birthday Celebration to be held July 25th


The Allison-Deaver House dates from 1815 and is believed to be the oldest standing frame house in Western North Carolina. If you haven't toured the Allison-Deaver House, this will be an excellent  

opportunity to do so. The Allison-Deaver House is located at the junction of highways 280, 64 & 276 next to the entrance to Pisgah National Forest and Forest Gate shopping center. Visit their web site here for more information.

The Allison-Deaver House is owned by The Transylvania County Historical Society and is open for visitors May 16th  through October 18th, Saturdays 10-4, Sundays 1-4 and by special appointment.
2015 Founders Day Fair September 5th

The Transylvania Heritage Museum will hold its 7th annual Founders Day Fair September 5th. 

Confederate camp, spinning and weaving demo, fun for kids, photo ops galore, Old Time String Bands all day music, Blue Smoke BBQ for purchase, Bake Sale, Local crafters selling collectibles, Rustic wood furniture, cornhusk dolls, puppets, period costumes and artwork will be featured outside the Museum.

Family Displays, craft activities for the kids, and the ongoing exhibit on Transylvania's Summer Camps will be featured inside the Museum.

Opening Ceremony 10:00 am. Founding Fathers guided Walking Tours at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm. Special Tour price is $10 per person.

Bring a chair and enjoy a day of fun on the grounds of the Transylvania Heritage Museum.

Drive for History at Burlingame Now Sept 12th

The dates for this year's Museum Golf Event have been changed from Saturday, August 22 to Saturday, September 12 due to a conflict with another worthy cause, the Terrel Scruggs Scholarship Funds Tournament. 

Team registration fees are $400, which includes free door prize tickets for team members and food fafter play, served on the deck of the Burlingame Country Club.  Those who register by September 4th will received a Rain Check from the Clubhouse if the tourney is canceled due to bad weather.

Sylvan Sports is providing a Go Camper as the Hole in One prize.  For more information contact Marty Griffin at 828-883-8707 or leave a message for him at the Museum. 

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In This Issue

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

Camp County Craft Activities: Ongoing during regular Museum hours. 

July 19th 2:00 p.m
Sunday Front Porch Speaker Series at the Allison Deaver House. 
"Quilts and Their Stories-A North Carolina Perspective." Free to the public. 

July 24th 3:00 p.m. Lewis Redmond program at College Walk Retirement Community Auditorium. Free to the public.

July 25th, 10 a.m-4:00 p.m.The Allison Deaver House 200th Birthday Celebration.

The 2015 Burlingame Drive for History will be Saturday, Sept 12th  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