Hungry Mother State Park – Learn about the Settlers of Southwest Virginia

Southwest VA Settlers Museum

On Saturday, Sept. 4, the Museum of Southwest Virginia will be at Hungry Mother State Park presenting “The Migration Story of Southwest Virginia, a program about the Scotch-Irish and German immigrants who came to the Southwest Virginia mountains. You’ll learn about the people who laid the foundation that makes up today’s Appalachian culture. The program starts at 8:00 p.m. at the Park Amphitheater. Dylan House, curator of the Settlers Museum of Southwest Virginia, will be conducting the program. 

Hungry Mother State Park is located three miles outside of Marion, Va. and offers a variety of outdoor recreation and education programs. For more info, contact the Discover Center at 276-781-7400.

About The Settlers Museum of Southwest Virginia

Located in Atkins, Va, a few miles from I-81 and on the Appalachian Trail, the museum offers up an exploratory way to learn about the people who moved to Southwest Virginia and about 19th century farm life of Southwest Virginia. The museum has a one-room school house, a farmhouse, and multiple out buildings.


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