Category Archives: Mansion Preservation

A Tea Party at Silvermont

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

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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… The rejuvenation of Silvermont was her proudest contribution to the Brevard community. With Jan Osborne she oversaw the creation of … Continue reading

Posted in Mansion Preservation, Memories, Second Floor Museum

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.  … Continue reading

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Judith Duff Prints of Silvermont Available!

Internationally known potter Judith Duff has donated prints of her original water color of Silvermont Mansion to the Silvermont Centennial Committee’s fundraising efforts. Duff, a resident of Transylvania County, painted the original water color in the 1980s as part of … Continue reading

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DAR Awards $10,000 Grant For Silvermont – Brevard NC

The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) announced that the organization will be donating $10,000 to the Transylvania County Historical Society to support the Silvermont Centennial Committee’s effort to repair and refinish the windows of Silvermont. … Continue reading

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Celebrate Silvermont: A Family Event

June 21, 2014.  Mark your calendars and spread the word.  You will not want to miss this and neither will your friends!  Come join us for a wonderful, fun-filled day.  We will have activities for kids, craft and food vendors, … Continue reading

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Silvermont House Museum Opens March 21

A sure sign of spring is the reopening of the Silvermont House Museum located at 364 East Main Street in Brevard.  The nine room museum will be open to the public beginning March 21, from 2 to 4 p.m. on … Continue reading

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Progress on Porch:

The Silvermont Mansion porch is a mess!  And we are delighted.  Check out the beautiful new ceiling.  And work continues on repair of the porch floor and columns.  (Click here for pictures)

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Work on the Silvermont mansion porch is underway.. .

… work includes restoration of the front porch and will include repair and restoration of the wood columns, railings and trim. The porch will be painted to match the original colors used by the Silversteen family, including a sky blue … Continue reading

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Twilight Tour at Silvermont Park

As part of the City of Brevard’s Twilight Tour celebration, the Silvermont Mansion will be open for special events on December 7 & 8.  A Christmas Gift Shop and Bake Shop will offer seasonal shopping to benefit the Children’s Center.  … Continue reading

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Mansion Repair Bids Kick Off Silvermont Project

Front porch repairs and a general facelift will be under way at Silvermont Park’s historic mansion soon.  The Silvermont Centennial Committee has been working for nearly two years to develop a strategic plan for the 8-acre county park in downtown … Continue reading

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Silvermont Strategic Plan

Letter to the editor – Transylvania Times – Monday, August 19, 2013 I want to thank the county commissioners for initiating needed work at Silvermont Park. At last week’s meeting, they released $200,000 from the Silvermont Reserve Fund to begin … Continue reading

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