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Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center Auditorium

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One Partnership Circle
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
www.swcenter.edu

What’s in a Name?

July 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center Auditorium, One Partnership Circle
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Event Date:
Monday, July 31, 2017 - 7:00 to 8:00pm

Ever wonder about mysteries on the map like Goose Pimple Junction, Frog Level, Ivanhoe, Vinegar Hill, and Lick Skillet?

Join local travel writer and author Joe Tennis on Monday, July 31, 7pm-8pm, for an illustrated lecture on the origin of place names across the region. Mr. Tennis and shares hilarious stories of our communities. Mr. Tennis is also signing copies of his books including the second edition of his popular Southwest Virginia Crossroads and recent Haunted Highlands: Ghosts & Legends of North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

Admission is free.
Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center Auditorium.

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50 Years of Abingdon History in Photographs

August 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center Auditorium, One Partnership Circle
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Event Date:
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 7:00 to 8:00pm

Join history buff Rick Morgan on Tuesday, August 1, 7pm to 8pm for an insightful lecture and slide show highlighting the career of Abingdon’s most famous photographer, George Wertz. From 1872 until 1924, Wertz took thousands of photographs of Abingdon’s citizens and those from the surrounding communities. When biplanes came to Abingdon, in 1915, he even recorded Abingdon from the air.

Admission is free.
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The Hassinger Lumber Company and the Virginia Creeper Railroad

August 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center Auditorium, One Partnership Circle
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Event Date: Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 7:00 to 8:00pm North Carolina historian Doug McGuinn…

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