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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

An Evening with Adriana Trigiani

July 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center Auditorium, One Partnership Circle
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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$50 - $100

Event Date:
Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Meet acclaimed regional author, Adriana Trigiani at the Jack C. Smith Conference Center, Food City Corporate Headquarters for an evening of fine dining with recipes from her new cookbook “Cooking with My Sisters.” Trigiani is the author of nine novels and two works of non-fiction and directed the movie version of her debut novel, “Big Stone Gap.”

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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…

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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 has the U.S. government and military had a strategic interest in the Saltville valley for more than 150 years? Enjoy an interactive presentation by Harry R. Haynes, native of southwest Virginia and retired manager of the Museum of the Middle Appalachians, on Tuesday, July 31, 7:30-8:30PM in the Auditorium at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center. Haynes explains the importance of the 150-year-old Saltville 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.

Admission is free.

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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 Randall W. 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.

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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 on Friday, August 3, 7:30-8:30PM in the Auditorium at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center. Corporal Colley, a native of Washington County, served with the 1st Virginia Cavalry during the war and participated in many of the major battles of the Civil War, including First and Second Manassas, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg. Shaffer has transcribed, edited and annotated Colley's wartime and postwar writings, and brings his story to life through the pages of his book.

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