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Coal Country Exhibition

July 30 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 4, 2018

An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday, repeating until August 5, 2018

William King Museum of Art, 415 Academy Dr.
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Event Dates:
Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 1:00 to 5:00pm
Monday, July 30, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Friday, August 3, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018 - 1:00 to 5:00pm
Coal Country examines the rich history and culture of coal in Southwest Virginia through the stories of the coal companies, the mines and towns they built, and the people who called those towns home. Generations of miners tunneled their way into the mountainsides of the region, digging ever deeper in search of those rich seams of shining black running through the rock. Wherever those deposits were found, communities sprang up around them, built by the companies that owned the mines. These company towns, or coal camps, were entirely self-sufficient, complete with company houses, company stores, hospitals, churches, dance halls, even marching bands and baseball teams.

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Betsy K. White – Cultural Heritage Gallery

July 30 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 5, 2018

An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until August 5, 2018

William King Museum of Art, 415 Academy Dr.
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Event Dates:
Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 1:00 to 5:00pm
Monday, July 30, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Friday, August 3, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018 - 1:00 to 5:00pm

Betsy K. White • Cultural Heritage Gallery: The decorative arts legacy of Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee developed against the backdrop of European settlement of Virginia’s frontier – really America’s frontier. Prior to the middle of the 18th century, the Blue Ridge Mountains formed a steep barrier to settlement of Virginia’s great valley that lay just beyond it. It wasn’t until the end of that century that it reached all the way to what is today Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee.

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Songs that Tell a Story: Tracing the Passage of the Ballad Tradition from the British Isles to Appalachia

July 30 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center Auditorium, One Partnership Circle
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Free

Event Date:
Monday, July 30, 2018 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Award-winning and Grammy-nominated music historian Ted Olson discusses the origins of Appalachian balladry on Monday, July 30, from 7:30pm-8:30pm in the auditorium at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center. Discover how Old World ballads—originating in the British Isles—were revived in Appalachia and how entirely new ballads emerged in the New World. Olson performs and interprets select recordings of ballads from the album he produced entitled Big Bend Killing: The Appalachian Ballad Tradition, featuring ballad performances by leading roots musicians from Appalachia and elsewhere in the English-speaking world.

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Colonial Trade Faire

July 31 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until August 5, 2018

Fields-Penn House, 208 W Main St
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Free

Event Dates:
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Monday, July 30, 2018 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Friday, August 3, 2018 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday, August 5, 2018 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Learn about the craft of making objects from America’s past—wood carving, metal working, spinning and weaving, leather working, and many other trades—and buy those hand-created treasures from the tradesmen at the Colonial Trade Faire. Sutlers and demonstrators travel from throughout the Southeast to this annual event. Open daily from 10AM to 6PM at the Fields-Penn House. Admission is free.

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Coal Country Exhibition

July 31 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 4, 2018

An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday, repeating until August 5, 2018

William King Museum of Art, 415 Academy Dr.
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
+ Google Map

Event Dates:
Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 1:00 to 5:00pm
Monday, July 30, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Friday, August 3, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018 - 1:00 to 5:00pm
Coal Country examines the rich history and culture of coal in Southwest Virginia through the stories of the coal companies, the mines and towns they built, and the people who called those towns home. Generations of miners tunneled their way into the mountainsides of the region, digging ever deeper in search of those rich seams of shining black running through the rock. Wherever those deposits were found, communities sprang up around them, built by the companies that owned the mines. These company towns, or coal camps, were entirely self-sufficient, complete with company houses, company stores, hospitals, churches, dance halls, even marching bands and baseball teams.

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Betsy K. White – Cultural Heritage Gallery

July 31 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 5, 2018

An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until August 5, 2018

William King Museum of Art, 415 Academy Dr.
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
+ Google Map

Event Dates:
Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 1:00 to 5:00pm
Monday, July 30, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Friday, August 3, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018 - 1:00 to 5:00pm

Betsy K. White • Cultural Heritage Gallery: The decorative arts legacy of Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee developed against the backdrop of European settlement of Virginia’s frontier – really America’s frontier. Prior to the middle of the 18th century, the Blue Ridge Mountains formed a steep barrier to settlement of Virginia’s great valley that lay just beyond it. It wasn’t until the end of that century that it reached all the way to what is today Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee.

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Saltville Salt: Two Centuries of U.S. Military Importance

July 31 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center Auditorium, One Partnership Circle
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Free

Event Date:
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 — 7:30 to 8:30pm

Why have the U.S. government and military had a strategic interest in the saltwells in the Saltville valley for more than 150 years? Starting with the War of 1812, then the Civil War, World War I, World War II, the Cold War and the Space Race through the 1960s, Haynes will explain the strategic importance of the saltwells using photographs from the Museum of the Middle Appalachians’ collection, as well as personal photos not previously seen by the general public. A brief description of the present-day salt company and natural gas storage facility will also be included.

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Historic White’s Mill and Mercantile

August 1 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 5, 2018

White’s Mill, 12314 White's Mill Road
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Free

Event Dates:
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday, August 2, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Friday, August 3, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, August 4, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, August 5, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm

Come visit Historic White's Mill and tour one of the few remaining grist mills in our area. Originating in the late 1790s, the Mill continues to grind corn into cornmeal and grits available for purchase along with local crafts at the Mercantile. Admission is free.

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St. Thomas Episcopal Church “Life of Christ” Icon Tour

August 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on August 1, 2018 at 10:00am

St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 124 E Main St
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Free

Event Dates:
Monday, July 30, 2018 - 10:00 to 11:00am
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 10:00 to 11:00am

Explore the symbolism and experience the Byzantine era through a docent-led lecture and tour of the twenty-four historic icons of St. Thomas' Life of Christ exhibit of St. Thomas Episcopal Church.

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Colonial Trade Faire

August 1 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until August 5, 2018

Fields-Penn House, 208 W Main St
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Free

Event Dates:
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Monday, July 30, 2018 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Friday, August 3, 2018 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday, August 5, 2018 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Learn about the craft of making objects from America’s past—wood carving, metal working, spinning and weaving, leather working, and many other trades—and buy those hand-created treasures from the tradesmen at the Colonial Trade Faire. Sutlers and demonstrators travel from throughout the Southeast to this annual event. Open daily from 10AM to 6PM at the Fields-Penn House. Admission is free.

Find out more »

Coal Country Exhibition

August 1 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 4, 2018

An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday, repeating until August 5, 2018

William King Museum of Art, 415 Academy Dr.
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Event Dates:
Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 1:00 to 5:00pm
Monday, July 30, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Friday, August 3, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018 - 1:00 to 5:00pm
Coal Country examines the rich history and culture of coal in Southwest Virginia through the stories of the coal companies, the mines and towns they built, and the people who called those towns home. Generations of miners tunneled their way into the mountainsides of the region, digging ever deeper in search of those rich seams of shining black running through the rock. Wherever those deposits were found, communities sprang up around them, built by the companies that owned the mines. These company towns, or coal camps, were entirely self-sufficient, complete with company houses, company stores, hospitals, churches, dance halls, even marching bands and baseball teams.

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Betsy K. White – Cultural Heritage Gallery

August 1 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 5, 2018

An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until August 5, 2018

William King Museum of Art, 415 Academy Dr.
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Event Dates:
Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 1:00 to 5:00pm
Monday, July 30, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Friday, August 3, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018 - 1:00 to 5:00pm

Betsy K. White • Cultural Heritage Gallery: The decorative arts legacy of Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee developed against the backdrop of European settlement of Virginia’s frontier – really America’s frontier. Prior to the middle of the 18th century, the Blue Ridge Mountains formed a steep barrier to settlement of Virginia’s great valley that lay just beyond it. It wasn’t until the end of that century that it reached all the way to what is today Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee.

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Discovering Ice Age Animals of the Saltville Valley

August 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center Auditorium, One Partnership Circle
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Event Date:
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 7:30 to 9:30PM

Dr. Blaine Schubert and Dr. Chris Widga of the Don Sundquist Center of Excellence in Paleontology, East Tennessee State University

The Saltville valley in southwest Virginia is a well-known Ice Age locality that has been the subject of paleontological curiosity since the 18th century. For the last 15 years, the Don Sundquist Center of Excellence in Paleontology at East Tennessee State University has been involved in a long-term project to better understand the Ice Animals that once roamed the valley. Join ETSU paleontologists as they explore the history of paleontological investigations in the valley and present updates on new finds.

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Historic White’s Mill and Mercantile

August 2 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 5, 2018

White’s Mill, 12314 White's Mill Road
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Free

Event Dates:
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday, August 2, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Friday, August 3, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, August 4, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, August 5, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm

Come visit Historic White's Mill and tour one of the few remaining grist mills in our area. Originating in the late 1790s, the Mill continues to grind corn into cornmeal and grits available for purchase along with local crafts at the Mercantile. Admission is free.

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Downtown Abingdon Walking Tour

August 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on August 2, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on August 4, 2018 at 10:00am

Gazebo at the Martha Washington Inn, 150 W. Main Street
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Free

Event Dates:
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 10:00 to 11:30am
Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 10:00 to 11:30am
Saturday, August 4,2018 - 10:00 to 11:30am
Join historian Randy Smith at the Gazebo at Martha Washington Inn and Spa for a walking tour of downtown Abingdon. Learn about our town's history from the 1770s to the present as you stroll along Main Street. Admission is free.

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Colonial Trade Faire

August 2 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until August 5, 2018

Fields-Penn House, 208 W Main St
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Free

Event Dates:
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Monday, July 30, 2018 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Friday, August 3, 2018 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday, August 5, 2018 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Learn about the craft of making objects from America’s past—wood carving, metal working, spinning and weaving, leather working, and many other trades—and buy those hand-created treasures from the tradesmen at the Colonial Trade Faire. Sutlers and demonstrators travel from throughout the Southeast to this annual event. Open daily from 10AM to 6PM at the Fields-Penn House. Admission is free.

Find out more »

Coal Country Exhibition

August 2 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 4, 2018

An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday, repeating until August 5, 2018

William King Museum of Art, 415 Academy Dr.
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Event Dates:
Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 1:00 to 5:00pm
Monday, July 30, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Friday, August 3, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018 - 1:00 to 5:00pm
Coal Country examines the rich history and culture of coal in Southwest Virginia through the stories of the coal companies, the mines and towns they built, and the people who called those towns home. Generations of miners tunneled their way into the mountainsides of the region, digging ever deeper in search of those rich seams of shining black running through the rock. Wherever those deposits were found, communities sprang up around them, built by the companies that owned the mines. These company towns, or coal camps, were entirely self-sufficient, complete with company houses, company stores, hospitals, churches, dance halls, even marching bands and baseball teams.

Find out more »

Betsy K. White – Cultural Heritage Gallery

August 2 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 5, 2018

An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until August 5, 2018

William King Museum of Art, 415 Academy Dr.
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
+ Google Map

Event Dates:
Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 1:00 to 5:00pm
Monday, July 30, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Friday, August 3, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018 - 1:00 to 5:00pm

Betsy K. White • Cultural Heritage Gallery: The decorative arts legacy of Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee developed against the backdrop of European settlement of Virginia’s frontier – really America’s frontier. Prior to the middle of the 18th century, the Blue Ridge Mountains formed a steep barrier to settlement of Virginia’s great valley that lay just beyond it. It wasn’t until the end of that century that it reached all the way to what is today Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee.

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Telling the Stories: Battle of Kings Mountain and Life in the Backcountry, 1780

August 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00pm, repeating until August 4, 2018

Abingdon Muster Grounds, 1780 Muster Pl
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Free

Event Dates:
August 2, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
August 3, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
August 4, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Step back in time and experience the famous battle that Thomas Jefferson said was "the turn of the tide of success which terminated the Revolutionary War with the seal of our independence." Learn about the two-week campaign of the Overmountain Men, how the militia came to the Abingdon Muster Grounds, and the subsequent Battle of Kings Mountain. Discover the stories of the backcountry colonial women who survived during the fall of 1780 and learn about cooking, survival sills, dress, children's games, medicine, and other activities of their daily life.

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Dr. Thomas Walker and Southwest Virginia

August 2 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center Auditorium, One Partnership Circle
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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Event Date:
Thursday, August 2, 2018 — 7:30 to 8:30pm

Dr. Thomas Walker is not as well known in southwest Virginia history as Daniel Boone, but he's probably more significant. Walker explored parts of western Virginia, east Tennessee and eastern Kentucky, naming Cumberland Gap and effectively opening a gateway to the West for all Americans. Join Randy Smith on Thursday, August 2, from 7:30-8:30pm in the Auditorium at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center to learn about the life, the legacy, and the man for whom Walker Mountain is named.

Admission is free.

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