A Tea Party at Silvermont

Silvermont TeaAn “old-fashioned” Bridge Tea was held at Silvermont on January 16.  Read more

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Bridge Players – Light Up Your January!

SilvermontBridgeCardsJanuary 16, 2016 … 1pm – 5pm

An “Old-Fashioned” Bridge Tea at Silvermont

High Tea served at 3pm

Booked by Table @$120 each … Reserve your Foursome now!!!

  • Prizes for high and low score at each table
  • Fundaiser for Silvermont Mansion and Park
  • Checks made to : Friends of Silvermont
  • Reservations:  Jan Osborne 885-7279
  • Chaired by Sarah McCarty and Jan Osborne
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Silvermont Benefactress Lee Stewart to be Remembered

Emily “Lee” Mashburn Stewart passed away in Marietta, Ga ., Dec. 14, 2015, surrounded by four generations of loving family…

TLeeStewarthe rejuvenation of Silvermont was her proudest contribution to the Brevard community.

With Jan Osborne she oversaw the creation of the second floor museum in the turn-of-the-century mansion. This required extensive renovations and organizing of artifacts into interpretive displays that reflect the life and times of the Silversteen family.

The Transylvania County commissioners recognized these efforts. The legacy of Silvermont will live on because of her work.  Click here to read the full obituary from the Transylvania Times.

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Christmas Open House December 5

The Friends of Silvermot invite you to an open house at Silvermont on Saturday, December 5, from noon until 6:30 pm.  Silvermont is located at 364 East Main Street in Brevard and will be dressed in her finest holiday trimmings. 


 1 pm              The Brevard Ballet

2 pm              The Cindy Platt Boys and Girls Club Chorus

4:15 pm         Ann Grant will be reading The Night Before Christmas

5-6:30 pm     The Silvermont Pickers

  A Bake Sale of homemade goodies will benefit the restoration and preservation of the mansion and grounds of Silvermont Park.

 The 2nd Floor House Museum showcasing the history and lifestyle of the Silversteen family will be open to the public during this time.  There is no admission charge.  Donations are appreciated.  The 2nd Floor is not handicapped accessible.  Please contact Jan Osborne, 885-7279 with any questions.




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The Revenge of the White Squirrels and Lighted Pumpkin Patch is Coming to Silvermont!

Volunteers from the Children’s Center, Friends of Silvermont and their friends began PumpkinPatchSignpreparations for the “Revenge of the White Squirrels” and “Lighted Pumpkin Patch” events that will take place in October in Silvermont Park. The extensive collection of lighted pumpkin and other Halloween decorations that were previously part of the “Stingy Jacks” display in Pisgah Forest have been donated to the County.

Using these decorations, the Children’s Center and Friends of Silvermont will transform Silvermont Park as witches, pirates, spiders, bats, scary squirrels and jack-o-lanterns stage a haunting. Children’s activities will feature a “Scary Squirrel Search,” walks through the “Haunted Pumpkin Patch” trails, numerous games a Continue reading

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Grand Opening of our Playground!

The new playground is opening soon! Come to the grand opening ceremony for the playground and trail on July 9 at 4pm. Other events to help celebrate the park run from 3:00 – 6:00pm.10989751_355433627989588_3483378632564013647_n[1] 10400004_355433687989582_7994385265143874573_n[1] 11403135_355433704656247_1963452101378895925_n[1]

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Come Check Out the New Trail!

The new trail at Silvermont is completed and ready for visitors of all ages, IMG_1962be it on foot, in strollers, or wheelchairs.  The trail was designed to be ADA accessible, and at almost one half mile in length, it is the longest such trail in the area.  Generously funded by Gene and Sally Baker, in memory of their son Jonathan who grew up in Brevard and loved the outdoors, the completed trail accomplishes one of the primary goals of the Silvermont Centennial grounds plan.  Continue reading

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