Settlers Museum Opening Celebration

Settlers Museum of Southwest Virginia 1322 Rocky Hollow Road, Atkins, Virginia, United States

Come to the Settlers Museum for a day of history, nature, food and fun for the entire family on April 20, 2024. Activities include hay rides, tours of the historic farm, games for kids, a lesson in the 1894 one-room schoolhouse, nature walks on birds, trees, and medicinal and edible plants, and much more. Lunch is provided, and doorContinue reading "Settlers Museum Opening Celebration"

Smyth County Public Library: LVA on the GO

Smyth County Public Library 118 S. Sheffey Street, Marion, Virginia, United States

LVA on the Go, the Library of Virginia’s custom-made van, will visit the Main Library in Marion onSaturday, April 20 from 10:00 to 2:00 as part of Smyth County’s preparations for VA 250, the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution in 2026. The program brings some of the agency’s vast resources and staff expertise acrossContinue reading "Smyth County Public Library: LVA on the GO"

Tal Stanley – “Listening Well,” A Lesson in Collecting Stories and Oral History.

Smyth County Museum 123 East Main Street, Marion, VA, United States

Join us for the start of our 2024 Speaker Series and opening program. Dr. Tal Stanley, Professor of Civic Innovation at Emory & Henry College, will talk to us about the importance of collecting stories. Tal coordinates the "Watershed Project," a project that has the mission to restore to civic memory the stories of peopleContinue reading "Tal Stanley – “Listening Well,” A Lesson in Collecting Stories and Oral History."

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Ben Jackson – “Finding Fingerprints”

Smyth County Museum 123 East Main Street, Marion, VA, United States

Ben Jackson has become an expert at detecting marks in handmade bricks that were left behind by their makers; enslaved workers. These 200 year old fingerprints serve as a solemn reminder of the legacy of slavery.

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John Murray as “Lord Dunmore”

Settlers Museum of Southwest Virginia 1322 Rocky Hollow Road, Atkins, Virginia, United States

Michael Henningsen will be doing a program on "Lord Dunmore" at the Settlers Museum of Southwest Virginia. Michael will impersonate John Murray, 4th Earl of Dunmore and last royal governor of Virginia. He will display period weapons and talk about Lord Dunmore's War of 1774 and how it affected this area. Join them in learningContinue reading "John Murray as “Lord Dunmore”"