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Barter Theatre: History and Backstage Tour

August 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 5, 2018

Barter Theatre, 127 W. Main Street
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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$10

Event Dates:
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 11:00am to Noon
Saturday, July 28, 2018 — 11:00am to Noon
Friday, August 3, 2018 — 11:00am to Noon
Saturday, August 4, 2018 — 11:00am to Noon
Learn the history of Barter Theatre, the State Theatre of Virginia, then take a tour of the backstage area, the dressing rooms, and get to see the mysterious “Barter tunnel.”

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

August 3 @ 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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The Civil War Journals of Corporal Thomas W. Colley

August 3 @ 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:
Friday, August 3, 2018 - 7:30 to 8:30pm

Michael Shaffer will discuss his latest book project, “The Civil War Journals of Corporal Thomas W. Colley,” published by the University of Tennessee Press. Colley, a native of Washington County, served with the 1st Virginia Cavalry during the war, and was wounded several times during the conflict. The First Virginia participated in many of the major battles of the Civil War, including First and Second Manassas, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg. After the war, he served as Deputy Sheriff and Commissioner of Revenue in Washington County. Shaffer has transcribed, edited, and annotated Colley’s wartime and postwar writings.

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Tour of Old Glade Presbyterian Church Cemetery

August 4 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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One event on August 4, 2018 at 10:30am

Old Glade Presbyterian Church, 33234 Lee Highway
Glade Spring, VA 24340 United States
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Free

Event Date:
Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 9:00am

Join Civil War historian, instructor, battlefield guide, and author Michael Shaffer on Saturday, August 4 for a dual-stop tour of living history. First stop, the Old Glade Presbyterian Church Cemetery, dating back to 1792, and the final resting place of many of Washington County’s early settlers. Shaffer continues the tour with a stop at the Holston Conference—Emory & Henry College Cemetery, former home to a large Confederate hospital and resting place of over 200 Confederate soldiers.

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Historic White’s Mill and Mercantile

August 4 @ 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 4 @ 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 fountain across from Barter Theatre 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 4 @ 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 4 @ 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 4 @ 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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Duncansville One Room School

August 4 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 5, 2018

An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Sunday, repeating until August 5, 2018

Event Dates:
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 10:30am to 4:30pm
Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 10:30am to 4:30pm
Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 1:30 to 4:30pm
Friday, August 3, 2018 - 10:30am to 4:30pm
Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 10:30am to 4:30pm
Sunday, August 5, 2018 - 1:30 to 4:30pm
Come one, come all and tour the Duncansville One Room School located on Elementary Drive between The Coomes Center and E. B. Stanley Middle School each weekend during the festival. The Washington County Retired Teachers are your hosts for this event.

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Tour of Old Glade Presbyterian Church Cemetery

August 4 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on August 4, 2018 at 10:30am

Old Glade Presbyterian Church, 33234 Lee Highway
Glade Spring, VA 24340 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Event Date:
Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 9:00am

Join Civil War historian, instructor, battlefield guide, and author Michael Shaffer on Saturday, August 4 for a dual-stop tour of living history. First stop, the Old Glade Presbyterian Church Cemetery, dating back to 1792, and the final resting place of many of Washington County’s early settlers. Shaffer continues the tour with a stop at the Holston Conference—Emory & Henry College Cemetery, former home to a large Confederate hospital and resting place of over 200 Confederate soldiers.

Find out more »

Tour of Holston Conference–Emory & Henry College Cemetery

August 4 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Emory & Henry College Cemetery, 30461 Garnand Dr
Emory, VA 24327 United States
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Event Date:
Saturday, August 4, 2018 – 10:30am

Join Civil War historian, instructor, battlefield guide, and author Michael Shaffer on Saturday, August 4 for a dual-stop tour of living history. First stop, the Old Glade Presbyterian Church Cemetery, dating back to 1792, and the final resting place of many of Washington County’s early settlers. Shaffer continues the tour with a stop at the Holston Conference—Emory & Henry College Cemetery, former home to a large Confederate hospital and resting place of over 200 Confederate soldiers.

Find out more »

Barter Theatre: History and Backstage Tour

August 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 5, 2018

Barter Theatre, 127 W. Main Street
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
+ Google Map
$10

Event Dates:
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 11:00am to Noon
Saturday, July 28, 2018 — 11:00am to Noon
Friday, August 3, 2018 — 11:00am to Noon
Saturday, August 4, 2018 — 11:00am to Noon
Learn the history of Barter Theatre, the State Theatre of Virginia, then take a tour of the backstage area, the dressing rooms, and get to see the mysterious “Barter tunnel.”

Find out more »

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

August 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map
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.

Find out more »

Betsy K. White – Cultural Heritage Gallery

August 4 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00pm 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.

Find out more »

Historic White’s Mill and Mercantile

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

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
+ Google Map
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.

Find out more »

Colonial Trade Faire

August 5 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map
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 5 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00pm 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.

Find out more »

Betsy K. White – Cultural Heritage Gallery

August 5 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00pm 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.

Find out more »

Duncansville One Room School

August 5 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 5, 2018

An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Sunday, repeating until August 5, 2018

Event Dates:
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 10:30am to 4:30pm
Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 10:30am to 4:30pm
Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 1:30 to 4:30pm
Friday, August 3, 2018 - 10:30am to 4:30pm
Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 10:30am to 4:30pm
Sunday, August 5, 2018 - 1:30 to 4:30pm
Come one, come all and tour the Duncansville One Room School located on Elementary Drive between The Coomes Center and E. B. Stanley Middle School each weekend during the festival. The Washington County Retired Teachers are your hosts for this event.

Find out more »
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