Generally, when people think of a state park, they think of summer as the busiest time of the year. And while it is true that the summer rush has slowed down for many people, it is just ramping up for oneVirginia State Park in Southwest Virginia.
Mountains come alive in the fall
When Labor Day hits at the Big Stone Gap, VA, the staff knows it is go-time. This is one of the park’s busiest program seasons begins:
Thursdays and every other Tuesday 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Learning to play the banjo
The Southwest Virginia Museum is dedicated totelling the story of the exploration and development of Southwest Virginia from the pioneer era of the 1700s to the mining "boom and bust" era of the late 1800s Music is a large part of area’s history and culture. WiseJAMS is a program designed to preserve the musical heritage of the area. School-aged children between the fourth and eighth grades are offered lessons in banjo, fiddle, and guitar. There is also an enrichment element in the class. Staff from the Southwest Virginia Museum are active facilitators in the program with a host of volunteers serving as instructors and providing additional support. This project is a partnership between Wise County.
Hoots ‘N’ Haints Family Festival:
October 31, 2014
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Everyone can get in on the fun!
The front lawn of the Southwest Virginia Museum is transformed for an evening of ghoulish fun. When your trick-or-treaters need a break from candy gathering, join us for all the fun, games, hoots and haints. Ride the inflatable Ghost Train and Wet Willy’s Pirate Ship, tour the Haunted Moat and play Halloween-themed games. Dress up or come as you are;everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be available for purchase. This event is free to all trick-or-treaters. Every child will receive enough tickets to play each game; additional tickets for games may be purchased.
Festival of Trees:
November 9 – December 31, 2014
Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving, and Christmas
Christmas is in the air