Category Archives: History

Burke’s Garden Fall Festival Celebrates 25th Year!

Look for silver and gold this year in Burke’s Garden for the 25th year of the Fall Festival, to be held this Saturday, September 29th 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. According to event chairman Mike Bell, “It’s the silver anniversary, … Continue reading

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Explore Dickenson County!

It was a beautiful Monday morning in Dickenson County when the new Heartwood Marketing Director, Karen Doyle, Event Planner, Brooke Webb and Heartwood Staff members, Mike Venable and Matt Willey arrived at the Dickenson County Visitor’s Center/Chamber of Commerce in … Continue reading

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Tazewell County Community Day

If you missed this week’s The Cultural Heart of Southwest Virginia: Authentic, Distinctive, Alive radio show, you can hear it through this video podcast, which features tomorrow’s Tazewell County Community Day at Heartwood. Back to

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Come for Cheap Gas; Stay for History, Romance, & Adventure!

I’ve been hearing about Wytheville’s renown for cheap gas ever since I moved here, but it really hit home during a recent training trip to Baltimore. I met a lady there from Charlotte, and when I told her where I … Continue reading

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Come for A Taste of History this Thursday at Heartwood!

Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of touring the Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Museum in Wytheville with co-founder, Farron Smith. Smith, along with her husband, Bill, established the Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Foundation in 2006 to improve, preserve, and renovate Mrs. … Continue reading

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Wandering about Russell County

One of the first people I met after coming to work with the Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Foundation was Russell County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Director, Linda Marshall. I had been to Russell County only once before, and she … Continue reading

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The Wandering Generations: Cherishing Our Mountain Identity

     And the sons become the fathers and their daughters will be wives.       As the torch is passed from hand to hand
 And we struggle through our lives.       Though the generations wander, the lineage survives. … Continue reading

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