The Brevard Station Museum was begun in 1991 as a repository for historical artifacts and information
pertaining to the region around the town of Stanley, North Carolina. The museum moved, in 2004,
to the present location, with an abundance of space for displaying collections, as well as affording
space for a Research and Genealogy Center for visitors to peruse the many reference books of vital
records, and family histories, sit at a table and work on their own genealogical research.
Through the generous support of local businesses and individuals, the museum provides a varied
array of exhibits for visitors. Permanent displays begin with a representation of the coming of
gold miners to the area, and the discovery of a rare, wild magnolia by French Botanist, Andre Michaux´. Other exhibits depict the advent of the railroad, the actual origination of the small
town; information and artifacts regarding the textile industry; past businesses; town government
happenings; farm life; vintage clothing and other articles showing early domestic life; culminating
in a large collection of military artifacts. Additionally, one display cabinet is reserved for
changing exhibits featuring personal collections.
Joyce J. Handsel and Ruth Wood, Museum Administrators.|
Open 10 AM to 4 PM Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Other hours by Appointment
Museum Renovation Update: Re-opening June 15th!
We have set a re-opening date of Saturday, June 15th from 1PM to 3PM.
Raffle tickets will be sold for a chance to attend a Carolina Panthers game plus a $25 dollar Bojangles' card for tailgating. Tickets can be purchased at the BI-LO Grocery Store and at Family Med Pharmacy in Stanley. Tickets can also be purchased on
the day of re-opening.
On display will be art by Carl Childs and the art of The Cup Guy, Art Cozart.
New displays, some interactive, as well as new and interesting murals depicting scenes around Stanley
will be on exhibit. A very special display will be a replica of the
which was loaned to us from the Schiele Museum. Mark your
calendar and join us June 15th!