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The Large Leafed Magnolia
French botanist André Michaux discovered the "Magnolia Macrophyllia" in Stanley in the 1700's

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 , Museum Administrator.
Board Administratiors: W. Barry Smith, President; Pat Smith, Secretary; Allison Cobb, Jim Flanders, Judith Johnson, Joyce Handsel.

Open 10 AM to 4 PM  Wednesday and Thursday
Other hours by Appointment
Phone: 704-263-9801

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The Brevard Station Museum is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to evoke an interest in the history of the small town of Stanley, North Carolina, and to provide a location for people, especially children, to view artifacts and be educated about their past with the assistance of knowledgeable volunteers who eagerly greet visitors and provide information to aid their research.

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