Join us at the 75th Anniversary of Virginia’s State Parks.
The Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park
Begin your celebration with a tour of a special exhibit on our state parks. Admission to the museum is free the entire week of June 13-19, 2011.
At 6:30 p.m. join us on the grounds of the Museum for 75 cent hot dogs and free birthday cake. At 7:00 p.m., join family and friends on the Museum’s front lawn for a special free concert with The Farewell Drifters. The Farewell Drifters are based in Nashville, Tennessee and have an original and eclectic sound featuring pop, bluegrass, and folk. They have a chart-topping album entitled “Yellow Tag Mondays” and a brand new release, “Echo Boom.”
Here's a video to give you a taste of their music:
The Farewell Drifters Echo Boom Tour
On June 15, 1936, Virginia became the first state in the nation to launch an entire state park system – then six parks – on the same day. There are now 35 state parks, and there's at least one park within an hour's drive of any Virginian. Although it's been 75 years, the parks are as refreshing, invigorating, enticing and full of life as ever. They're still great places to relax, reconnect and get away from it all.
I hope to see you at the celebration!
For general information about Virginia State Parks, click here.