Sunday, August 6, 2017 – 2:00pm
“The Civil War at the Salt Works” is a five-part video program that tells how the Salt Works (now Saltville, VA) was affected by the American Civil War. The videos, which were produced by the College of William and Mary, give a history of the salt industry, describe the fortifications built by the Confederate Army to defend the Salt Works, lays out the logistics of two battles attempting to shut down salt production, and the execution of soldiers left on the battlefield by the Union Army.
Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and $3 for students grades 6-12. Receive $1 off admission with Highlander ad (limit 2 discounts per ad). Museum members admitted free. Light refreshments will be available between videos.
The Virginia Highlands Festival is the premier arts and culture festival in the region.
Our mission as a festival is to present diverse artistic and cultural activities, showcasing the creative, historical, and natural resources of the Abingdon area.