Transylvania Heritage Museum

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Some may call the Transylvania Heritage Museum the “best kept secret in Brevard.” But it’s no secret that the vintage house built by Thomas England over a century ago suitably encapsulates this museum – a unique slice of Brevard’s history preserved for all to see and enjoy. The museum is located at 189 W. Main St. and will be hosting three different exhibits during 2019. The exhibit “Generations of Creations” opened in March and ran through June 22. The exhibit included examples of vintage handmade quilts and other fiber crafts from the past, such as spinning and weaving. From July 4 through Oct. 26 the museum presents “Roads, Rails & Trails,” an overview of the development of the town’s infrastructure. The final exhibit, from Nov. 13 to Dec. 21, will once again be the famous “ATOM” display spotlighting a plethora of creatively decorated vintage aluminum Christmas trees. A fun way to learn about the history of Brevard is to visit the museum and sign up for one of the museum’s guided walking tours, which include a fee. The tours explore different areas of Brevard and are scheduled for the second Saturday of each month at 10:30 a.m. Additional tours can be arranged for groups of six or more by calling the museum.  Museum hours are Wednesday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Also associated with the Transylvania Heritage Museum – a look at the past can be enjoyed at the Silvermont mansion on Thursday and Friday afternoons, when the second floor, which has been preserved with the actual furnishings of the Silversteen family, is open for visitors. The Silversteens were very instrumental in the development of Brevard. The Silvermont Second Floor House Museum is open on Thursday from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. and on Friday from 1 p.m. until 3:45 p.m. For more information, visit www.transylvania heritage.org or call (828) 884-2347. and follow the Translvania Heritage Museum on Instragram and Facebook. For more information about all local activities, go to www.transylvaniaexplorer.com.

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