Come to the grand opening of the Mountain Heritage Museum & Gallery in St. Paul, Virginia, this Saturday, May 7, 10 AM-4 PM. Call 276-762-7500 for more information.
See hundreds of artifacts from coal mining, logging, railroading, farming, the Civil War, Native Americans and Appalachian natural history. View dozens of pictures and prints about these subjects and more, including the largest UMWA historic display south of Washington, D.C!
Also gaze at color photos of the great outdoors of Southwest Virginia, the most biologically diverse native ecosystem in the Northern Hemisphere. Local musicians and artists will be on hand as well, including talented musician Rich Kirby & Company @ 1 PM performing coal mining and other regional ballads. We will have CD recordings by Rich for sale along with publications by local authors including Joe Tennis, Frank Kilgore’s regional postcard book and Ed Wolfe’s Norfolk & Southern: Clinch Valley Line.
WHEN: Grand Opening, Saturday, May 7, from 10-4
(Normal hours will be 10-4 Friday & Saturday)
WHERE: The Kilgore Law firm on 16542 Russell Street, beside Trupoint Bank & the St. Paul Post Office.
Just follow the signs and come see your history. For safety and security purposes children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult. ADMISSION: Free, but donations are appreciated.
The St. Paul Main Street organization will offer three coal heritage bus tours in 2016. Travelers will hear stories of life in the coalfields and see fascinating rock formations and beautiful native plants.
Tour dates are June 3, August 6, and October 1. All tours begin and end at the gate of A.R. Matthews Park in St. Paul, Va. The cost per person is $35.00 and includes lunch. For detailed information, visit the Main Street website at www.stpaulmainstreet.org.
Each bus tour begins with a downtown tour of St. Paul, with stops along the Clinch River and at the Wetlands Estonoa Center. Other stops include the Coal Miners' Memorial in Clinchco and the Coal and Railroad Museum in Dante. In the Town of Haysi travelers will take a walk along the junction of Russell Fork and McClure Rivers and Prater Creek, and learn about adventure opportunities.
The final stop will be the Breaks Interstate Park, nicknamed "The Grand Canyon of the South.” In the Park, guests will have lunch and a guided tour of the park.
The inaugural bus tour takes place as part of the Clinch River Days festival in June. The August tour will feature a gospel singing at the Breaks Interstate Park. In October, featured events at the Breaks Interstate Park stop include apple butter and molasses making, as well as music and crafts.
These tours are not handicapped-accessible.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 276-395-0685.