Know any local history?
Let us know.
The Society is looking for historical accounts, tales, reminiscences about local history to put in the Bulletin. Contributions can be in any format whether it be a researched article, a short story, family history, even factoids. Give it some thought, you might be able to share some "forgotten history" with Society members. If you want to contribute please email the Society at firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you have any information on the Treasure Mountain Golf Course?
We are currently seeking information on the Treasure Mountain Golf Course which was behind Patrick Henry High School. Anecdotal evidence suggests the course was completed right before Treasure Mountain was opened and went bankrupt. The course was built sometime in the 1970's. If you know anything about it please email Dr. Andy Cox at email@example.com
Can you help solve a local Lewis and Clark mystery?
to view page 20 of the William Clark and Meriwether Lewis Memorandum Book of 1809 which is part of The State Historical Society of Missouri Digital Collection. We are seeking help in identifying and locating the building referred to as the Brick(?) or Bush(?) or ??? house. If you have any information about the inn (residence?) in the journal, please contact Charlie Barnette at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Abingdon Main Street Mini-Tour of the HSWCV Library and Sinking Springs Cemetery
Recently, Martha Keys was interviewed by Abingdon Main Street during which she gave a mini-tour of the Historical Society's Research Library and the adjacent Sinking Springs Cemetery. You can Watch the video on YouTube by clicking on the following link.
Sorghum Syrup at Fairview Farm
Historical Society members recently visited The Old Glade Antique Tractor Association, located at Fairview Farm in Abingdon Virginia, where they make and sell sorghum syrup each year as a fundraiser. Sorghum has been widely used in our region since the 1850's as a sweetener in the form of syrup. One of the region's traditional breakfast foods is sorghum syrup on biscuits. Watch this video to see how it is made at the Fairview Farm.