August 2015
Issue No.5

The summer is quickly slipping by! We have had a number of visitors viewing our current exhibit, Camp Country: Where America Comes To Play. This exhibit is very family friendly. Come and learn about our county's history of summer camps, play a game of checkers, and make a craft to commemorate the visit.
Make plans now to come enjoy the festivities at the 7th Annual Founders Day Fair on September 5th. If you have family history display boards you would like to display at the Museum during the event, please contact Rebecca.


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

2015 Founders Day Fair September 5th

The Transylvania Heritage Museum will hold its 7th annual Founders Day Fair September 5th. Festivities begin at 10:00 am.
There will be music on stage all day and a special performance from The Bailey Mountain Cloggers. Local crafters selling collectibles, rustic wood furniture, cornhusk dolls, period costumes and artwork will be featured outside the Museum. Blue Smoke BBQ will be available for purchase, and sweets will be on hand at the Museum's Bake Sale Booth.

Family Displays, craft activities for the kids, and the ongoing exhibit on Transylvania's Summer Camps will be featured inside the Museum.
The Founding Fathers guided Walking Tours will depart from the street at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm. No reservations are required for these tours and the cost is $10 per person. Payment will be taken in the Museum gift shop. Bring your tour tag and meet the guide at the street. 

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

Plants Needed!
Plant sale

 Do you have plants you would be willing to donate to the Museum to be sold during the Founders' Day Fair?  If so, please drop them off during the Museum's regular hours. The Museum is open Wednesday-Saturday 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Drive for History at Burlingame

The Drive for History Tournament will be held Saturday, September 12 at the beautiful Burlingame Country Club. The original date of August 22 was changed due to a conflict with the Terrel Scruggs Scholarship Funds Tournament. 

Team registration fees are $400, which includes free door prize tickets for team members and food after 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. 
Oral Histories on Video

You have the opportunity to participate in capturing first hand stories of Transylvania County's Heritage. Professional videographer Henry Felt will video interviews with a selection of volunteers who have stories to tell.
Henry has twice before recorded oral history interviews for the Transylvania Heritage Museum. We at the Museum are excited that he will be back. If you or someone you know would be a good subject for a 30-minute interview at the Museum on September 5, call Pat now and make an appointment (884-7330). It will make the interview even more interesting if the subject brings old photos or objects that relate to a story he/she tells. DVD copies of interviews will later be for sale through the Museum's gift shop.
Henry has been making film and video for four decades. He is most proud of the work he did for the Annie E. Casey Foundation, named for UPS founder Jim Casey's mother. The Foundation's initiatives help to improve the lives of millions of children, families and communities across the country (see more at
Recently, Henry has spent 6 weeks capturing students, teachers, and visiting musicians at Brevard Music Center, where he says he was the highest paid volunteer on staff. He feels that much reward for what he does. If you subscribe to the Music Center's Etude email newsletter, you will have seen some of his work there. He is currently editing and polishing up much more of his product from the Music Center. He says he only does his work for organizations of which his grandmother would approve.

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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. 

September 5 10:00 am- 3pm
Bring a chair and join us!

September 5th 10:30 am & 1:30 pm. Meet the Founding Fathers Guided Walking Tours.

September 12th 2015 Burlingame Drive for History noon tee time!

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