New Museum Now Open!
The Brevard Station Museum had an Open House on
September 22, 2004 and we are now officially reopened
at our new location, 112 South Main Street.
Many visitors came to view the new displays and to enjoy the
refreshments we had prepared for them. Most who came were
impressed with the larger expanse and the nice new display
cabinets. They all seemed to feel a sense of pride in having this
museum in Stanley.
Some pictures from the new museum.
Robert Hovis from Iron Station, NC loaned the
museum some pieces of his pottery to display. He's an
accomplished potter, using clay from Hoyle's Creek that runs
through Stanley. Along Hoyle's Creek is where Andre Michaux
discovered the beautiful Magnolia macrophylla. Robert has
received recognition for his elegantly designed egg carvings, as
Recently Mr. and Mrs. Charles Potts donated to the
museum an old two horse farm wagon that once belonged to her
father, Ray Morris. It has been painted red, as it once was, and
now holds the museum's collection of farm equipment, mostly from "Willowside"
the early nineteenth century Rankin farm.
Some nice folks who graduated in 1956 from old
Stanley High School, pooled together and purchased for the museum
two wonderful display cabinets to house trophies and other
memorabilia relating to sports from the old high school.
Genealogists who visit the museum will be pleased
with the new Research and History Center. The museum's collection
of books can be used for family history research with plenty space
to sit and work as long as needed.
To afford more open time for visiting, the
volunteers have agreed to extend the hours to Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday from 10AM until 4PM. Appointments can be made for
other times by calling 704-263-9801.
Click on the images to view full size.
|Below you can see some of the military display and further back
into the Research Center.
|This is Alfred Rhyne. He can still wear his
WW 2 Uniform.
|Below is Jim McGinnis with his Korean War Uniform.
|The military uniform display.