Curator – Emmett Casciato
Military history has been a favorite topic in my life for as long as I can remember! My father served admirably in the Navy during World War II on a LCI (Landing Craft Infantry). His ship, US 675, was part of the invasion at southern France: August 15, 1944 (Operation Dragoon.) My daughter graduated in 2006 from the United States Military Academy (West Point.) She proudly served in Afghanistan with the 101st Airborne. I began collecting military artifacts and memorabilia about twelve years ago. I found it so gratifying to add to my collection, and dreamed of one day sharing my treasures, creating a museum for so many to enjoy and appreciate! Dreams can and do come true if one pursues noble goals! Our Veterans deserve so much respect for their bravery and patriotism! I plan to merge my love of country and my years of teaching experience to deliver a series of military lectures on various topics both at the museum and at schools in western North Carolina which show interest in our country’s great military history.
Come visit us at 21 East Main Street in Brevard, NC!