100 Years of Scouting – This exhibit will honor the centennials of both the Boy Scouts (2011) and Girl Scouts (2012). Vintage uniforms and memorabilia collected from residents and the local Scout councils will be on display. This exhibit is sure to be nostalgic for visitors who have been active in these Scouting programs in their lifetimes, and a way for present-day Scouts to appreciate the long history of their organizations.
Brother, Brother, Brother, War is Not the Answer – The Museums In Partnership themed exhibit for 2011 is part of a national commemoration of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War. Although there was no battle action in the Swannanoa Valley, many men from the Valley served in the war, and the museum will have letters from them and their families as part of the exhibit.
Pathways from the Past, Pathways to the Future – This major update of the museum’s permanent exhibit will interpret the collection and the story of the development of the Swannanoa Valley since prehistory along the theme of “Pathways.”
The Swannanoa Valley Museum is a treasure in our community. Stop by on opening day and see for yourself. To learn more about the museum and to find out how you can help with the capital campaign, please click here to visit their website. The museum is located at 223 W. State St. in Black Mountain.