The St. Paul Main Street organization will offer its second Coal Heritage Bus Tour on July 15.
This tour will include stops at the original Russell County Courthouse and Dickenson-Bundy Log House at Copper Creek, Mountain Heritage Museum in St. Paul, Ralph Stanley Museum in Clintwood, and John Flanagan Dam.
All tours begin and end at the gate of A.R. Matthews Park on the banks of the Clinch River in St. Paul, VA. The cost per person is $35.00 and includes lunch.
These tours are not handicapped-accessible.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 276-395-0685.
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 Clinch River Days Festival takes place June 2, 3, and 4 along the banks of the scenic Clinch River in St. Paul, Va. A detailed schedule and other information may be found at the festival’s website: http://www.clinchriverfest.com/ or by visiting C. R. Pate & Company, 16612 Broad Street in St. Paul, or by calling (276) 762-5544
Activities at the A.R. Matthews Park include musical performances by T-Bone and the Scratch River Telegraph Company, Southern Breeze, Acoustifried, H C Underground Band, the King’s Messengers, Racehorse Charlie, Blue Grass Circle, Ivy Road and the KOS Band.
Also featured in or near the park, on the Little League Field, or at the river, will be guided kayak and canoe tours down the river, Main Event wrestling, the Clinch River Idol talent contest, So You Think You Can Dance contest, a flag raising ceremony, Civil War re-enactments, Confederate ladies tea, “river critters” skit, Donkeyville Stables petting zoo, mussel nursery, skateboard competition, Castlewood Lions Club sight and hearing wagon, magic performance by Joseph Young, appearances by Mickey and Minnie Mouse, performances by the Center Stage Cloggers, appearances by the Mayberry Deputy, the Southwestminster Dog Show, train rides for children, carriage rides, inflatables and games with prizes.
Other St. Paul sites will also host events. Activities at the St. Paul Railroad Museum include an art gallery show by the students of Katie Jessee and a performance by the Heart of Appalachia Community Orchestra. The new Mountain Heritage Museum and Gallery at the Kilgore Building will be open to visitors, as will the Fraley Building, which will feature a juried photography show.
The Miss Clinch River Days pageant will take place at the St. Paul High School auditorium. A classic car show will be open on 4th Avenue. A fishing tournament for children, hosted by the St. Paul Police Department, takes place at Oxbow Lake. The SWVA Chapter of SAF will screen the film “America’s First Forest” at the Oxbow Center.
Tours of the Vencil Learning Center will be available by appointment. A guided bus tour from St. Paul to the Breaks Interstate Park will be available; tickets must be purchased in advance. A guided caving trip by the National Speleological Society may be registered for in advance.
As always, food and craft vendors can be found along the midway. A wine tent will feature locally produced wines and craft beer.