The Henderson County Heritage Museum in partnership with Historic 7th Avenue District, the Curb Market and the History Center plans to celebrate “The Golden Age of Henderson County – 1879-1929” and the COMING OF THE TRAIN with Horse and Carriage and Trolley rides between the four places. The Saluda Grade Model Exhibit for the Museum, created by the Apple Valley Model Railroad Club, will have their Grand Opening, Saturday, May 18, 2013, at 10:00 A.M. on the steps of the Historic Courthouse on Main Street.
In addition to the model of the Saluda Grade, there will be a new exhibit of “The Early Architects of Henderson County”, Erle Stillwell and Richard Sharp Smith;
the 1900 General Store of M.M. Shepherd, first merchant in Henderson County;
Revolutionary War and 18th Century Surgery and Apothecary Display; Henderson County Cemetery Map and county headstones of Revolutionary War soldiers; the Civil War Exhibit; WWI,WWII through Desert Storm Exhibits; and an upgraded and restocked Gift Shop.
Informative talks on the history of the Saluda Grade, the last train trip up the grade and the history of the 7th Avenue Depot will be held at 1:00 P.M. in the Courtroom of the Historic Courthouse. A film of a “Flight over Hendersonville” will also be in the courtroom at 2:00 P.M.
There will be All Day Tours of the Museum and refreshments will be served in the Carolina 1st Community Room.
No Reservations required.
Free to the Public
For More information call 828-694-1619