The Brevard Station Museum seeks to present and interpret for
the public its collection of interesting stories, facts, recollections,
pictures and tidbits relating to the history of Stanley, Gaston County, North
Carolina. The Brevard Station Museum was created to collect, exhibit, and store
items particularly pertaining to the past of Stanley. The museum seeks to stir
the memories of the older residents while teaching newcomers and
passers-through something about what evokes pride in the town of Stanley. Of
special importance to the Brevard Station Museum is to make a contribution to
helping Stanley's school children develop an interest in local history.
WAYS TO SUPPORT THE MUSEUM
Your help is needed!! It is through the generous support of businesses and people
like you that the museum is able to provide a varied array of exhibits for
By becoming a Corporate Sponsor, making an Individual Membership Donation, becoming a volunteer or
purchasing one or all of the museum's books, you will be a contributor to a better and more
accessible museum. For this we would extend our appreciation. Contact the
museum for more information.
Provide Funding for Special, One Time, Exhibits.
Educational programs for Children
Funding for Newsletters, Brochures, Publications
Become A Member of The Museum or Make A One Time Donation
- $20 to $49
$50 to $74
- $125 to $499
- $500 to $999
- $1000 Plus
PURCHASE ONE OR ALL OF THE MUSEUM'S BOOKS
"ECHOES AND IMAGES OF MAGNOLIA COUNTRY
The museum staff has compiled a cookbook including recipes, nostalgic wise sayings, poetry, advice,
famous quotes, and important dates to remember, together with excellent illustrations by Ruth Wood,
making it a genuine collector's item.
"ECHOES AND SHADOWS OF TWO CENTURIES"
collection of interesting stories, facts, recollections, pictures and tidbits
relating to the history of Stanley, Gaston County, North Carolina. Five hundred pages of detailed information about Stanley, its history and
OF AMERICA - STANLEY"
Joyce Handsel, Pat Smith and Ruth Wood. 125
pages....600+ photos. Support the Brevard Station Museum. Please
purchase books direct from the museum here or visit the museum. Profit
for the museum is MUCH MORE than if you purchase the book elsewhere.
Great for Christmas gifts, family reunions and relatives!
"GASTON COUNTY HERITAGE -
This is an excellent book with high quality covers and bindings. While
the bulk of the book is family history, the reference section has many excellent
articles about the early history of Gaston County including sections on mills,
churches, schools, businesses, and organizations. Each town's history is
profiled. The Military Heritage Section has lists of veterans going back to the
Revolutionary War. The last section is entitled "Reminiscences" which contains
stories of interesting persons and events.
PICTURES FROM THE MUSEUM
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The Brevard Station Museum
Discovered in Stanley by French botanist Arndre Michaux in the 1700's.