Heritage Museum Gift Shop
Our Heritage Museum gift shop resides in a room of the Historic Courthouse that was funded by the generosity and civic concern of the League of Women Voters of Henderson County. The shop celebrates our Guardians of the Past who preserved and continue to enrich the heritage of Henderson County. Books are available to purchase from such well-known local story weavers and history preservers as Terry Ruscin, Louise Bailey, and Nicholas Warr, just to mention a few. New items include local jams and trains, along with children's toys and books. We carry a variety of items from local writer and artists. Shipping is available on some items as well, so please contact us if you're interested. Our gift shop number is (828) 694-1619.
Historic Henderson-County-Opoly now Available!
Our Historic Henderson-County-Opoly is now available! You can stop in and pick up your copy, or order it directly from us through PayPal.
The cost is $30, with $9.95 for shipping and handling. Orders placed in North Carolina are subject to sales tax.
Our gift shop is proud to stock a collection of works by North Carolina native and local, Robert Morgan. Raised in the Green River valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Robert Morgan is an award-winning poet and novelist. His New York Times bestseller Gap Creek was selected for the Southern Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, a selection of the Oprah Book Club, and chosen by the Appalachian Writers Association as Book of the Year for 2000. The Heritage museum was recently honored to host a poetry reading on June 6th, where he read select poems from his work, Dark Energy. Gap Creek, its sequel, Road from Gap Creek, and Dark Energy are available for sale, along with several other works by the writer.
The Gift Shop is currently displaying an historic Gillespie Rifle. Phillip Gillespie hand crafted rifles on the banks of Henderson County's Mill's River from circa 1836 through 1862. This example of his work is among his more ornate pieces, surviving in unusually fine condition. The Gillespie family believes this to be Phillip's own rifle. This weapon is on loan to the Museum through the kindness of collateral descendants Tom and Robert John Gillespie and their mother, Virginia.