Brevard Station Museum
Main Street Stanley, NC 28164
Friends of Brevard Station Museum,
March 30, 2022
We have exciting news! Brevard Station Museum has been awarded a $10,000 NC
grant. Your Board of Directors voted to use these funds to upgrade the Museum by
renovating the bathroom and the current rear storage room. The museum
moved to its present location in the center block of historic downtown Stanley
in 2004. This building is well over 70+ years old and is in dire need of
renovation and upgrading. Therefore, the estimates for the work needed are more
than our grant.
A generous anonymous benefactor
has offered to match up to $5000.00 of your donation to the building project. If
you donate $100, he will donate a second $100 in your name. Please consider
donating as much as you can, all donations will be appreciated. We are a
non-profit corporation, and all donations are tax-deductible.
As Stanley is growing and new
businesses are opening, we are experiencing a renewal in the downtown area. We
are already seeing more visitors on Saturdays and requests for tours and
information. Last year wonderful events were held on Main Street: The “Concert’s
on Main” Series (starts again May 21, 2022), Stanley Fest, Trick or Treat on
Main, Christmas Parade and Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. We participated in
all of them!
These renovations are vital to
opening our doors to visitors. The bathroom needs a complete replacement. The
renovation of the back storage room will include a large sink with countertop
and the clean storage that we need to process and care for our large collection
of artifacts. Every precious item displayed in our Museum was donated by the
residents of Stanley to honor their ancestors and the history of our town.
We also want to serve the
citizens of Stanley by providing space for class reunions, birthday parties,
receptions and meetings. The Museum is planning a great schedule of speakers for
the rest of this year. We need your support.
Thank you so much,
W. Barry Smith, President
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2021-180, Appropriation Act 2021 provides a nonrecurring special
appropriation or legislatively directed grant to Brevard Station
Museum through the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural
Resources (DNCR) in the amount of $10,000.”
Scope of Work and
description of the project covered by these funds:
Station Museum was founded in 1991 as a repository to house and
display historical items donated by the citizens of Stanley and
surrounding areas for the benefit of future generations. The Museum
is a not-for-profit corporation. Any income generated by grants,
memberships, gifts, memorials, donations, sales or admissions is used
to continue the purpose and operations of the Museum. There is no
paid staff, we operate with a dedicated group of volunteers. We
display an extensive collection of local artifacts and maintain a
large Research Center with unique genealogy materials, family albums,
and local photographs. The Museum volunteers have published three
books on the history of Stanley. We participate with the local
schools on many projects, hold educational programs for the public,
and host receptions and special events.
museum moved to its present location in the center block of historic
downtown Stanley in 2004. The building housing the museum is well
over 70 years old and is in dire need of renovation and upgrading.
the Covid-19 pandemic exploded 2 years ago, we were closed for
months, and had no income but donations. We are planning a series of
Speaker programs for 2022 and hope to begin a schedule of fundraising
events. We are so thankful for this grant money to update the basic
needs of the Museum.
the antiquated restroom with a new toilet, sink and plumbing
including labor expense.
of a small kitchenette area where light snacks can be prepared
enabling the museum to sponsor special programs and events. This
would include a sink, counter space, cabinets and labor expense.
resupply of souvenir items and the creation of a small gift shop
within the museum where the items could be displayed and sold.
and promotion of the museum, including print media, new and updated
brochures, expanded activity on social media, and an updated and
interactive website. It is hoped
that more volunteers can be found so that the museum could be open 2
or more days per week.