Virginia State Parks in the News
Bristol Herald-Courier ran a feature article June 16, 2011 on Park Manager Sharon Ewing and her book"Images of America: Virginia State Parks"
BIG STONE GAP, Va. — For Sharon Ewing, compiling a book on the state park history in Virginia turned out to be truly a labor of love.
Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Parkin Big Stone Gap Virginia
Ewing manages Virginia's smallest state park: Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park in Big Stone Gap. Here, a couple of years ago, she compiled a pictorial history on Big Stone Gap.
Now, as the state park system in Virginia turns 75 years old, Ewing is back with "Images of America: Virginia State Parks" (Arcadia Publishing, $21.99), featuring photos from all of Virginia's state parks.
And that includes a wealth of places in Southwest Virginia: Southwest Virginia Museum.
Currently, the Virginia State Parks history.
"Basically, what we're trying to do as a state park system is preserve our own internal history," Ewing said. "We are the first state park system to open all on the same day."
Photographs and stories of Virginia's treasures
Read the entire article here with video!
You can purchase this fantastic book online at the Virginia State Park and you will find it in their gift store! This is a wonderful collectable gift.