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Historic Crab Orchard Museum & Pioneer Park

Crab Orchard Museum Permanent Gallery Exhibits, Pt. 1

The museum center houses Crab Orchard Museum's permanent exhibits and one changing exhibit. Covering topics ranging from the geological origins of Southwest Virginia through the modern day, the gallery offers an overview of our region's history.

  • 1.

    Exploration

    Exploration

    Maps and surveying tools introduce visitors to early impressions of the landscape of Southwest Virginia.

  • 2.

    Geology

    Geology

    The formation of the Appalachian mountains and fossils of early animal inhabitants.

  • 3.

    Wildlife

    Wildlife

    Learn about the animals that are native to our region.

  • 4.

    Native Americans

    Native Americans

    Over a century before the pioneers arrived, a Native American village was located on this site.

  • 5.

    Early Settlers

    Early Settlers

    The early settlers were called "long hunters" as they stayed away from home for long periods of time.

  • 6.

    Revolutionary War

    Revolutionary War

    Men from this area fought for American independence and garrisoned local forts.

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