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. Here you may buy their books and listen to their stories in various video presentations. Authors include such well-known local story weavers and history preservers as Frank FitzSimons, Louise Bailey, and Mead Parce, just to mention a few.
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 Robertjohn Gillespie and their mother, Virginia.
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