Davidson River: Land of the Free opens at the Museum.


Davidson River: Land of the Free - Poster


Davidson River: Land of the Free: This exhibit depicts the important role the Davidson River has played in the history of not one, but three counties: Buncombe, Henderson and Transylvania. In the exhibit, created in collaboration with the Transylvania County Historical Society, a special emphasis is given to the Allison-Deaver House in celebration of its 200th anniversary.  


  • Carr Lumber Company logging switchback HO-guage model train.
  • Logging tools.
  • History of artifacts belonging to area families.
  • Artifacts of the Ecusta Paper Corporation.
  • A slab of the Witness Tree.
  • James Deaver's rifle and Civil War pouch.
  • Deaver family clothing quilt.
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