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American Evolution 2019

400 Years of Southwest Virginia History

This year marks 400 years since the first events that created Virginia as we know it today; come see centuries' worth of history and culture in the Mother of States.

  • 1.

    Appalachain History Through Food

    Appalachain History Through Food

    In Appalachia, the key to good food is in local ingredients and classic recipes.

  • 2.

    Birthplace of Country Museum

    Birthplace of Country Museum

    A museum covering country music history, right in the same city that birthed the genre.

  • 3.

    Mary Draper Ingles

    Mary Draper Ingles

    Before Besty Ross or Susan B. Anthony, Mary Draper Ingles exemplified the strength of American women

  • 4.

    Wilderness Road Regional Museum

    Wilderness Road Regional Museum

    The historical district of Newbern captures the spirit of a centuries-old trail that led people west.

  • 5.

    Pocahontas Exhibition Coal Mine and Museum

    Pocahontas Exhibition Coal Mine and Museum

    One of the most reputable coal mines in the country delves into the history of the industry.

  • 6.

    Museum of the Middle Appalachians

    Museum of the Middle Appalachians

    The Appalachians are witness to important cultural, historicial, and geological events.

  • 7.

    Historic Crab Orchard Museum

    Historic Crab Orchard Museum

    Southwest Virginia's earliest settlement keeps colonial and pioneering history alive.

  • 8.

    African American Heritage Museum

    African American Heritage Museum

    This museum highlights and celebrates the history of African American education.

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