History & Mystery in Point Pleasant, West Virginia

Point Pleasant, West Virginia, is known as the place “Where History and Rivers Meet.” This is because the town boasts historical attractions that are unique to the area.

For example, Krodel Park is a celebration of the American Dream and the American Revolution. There is also the memorial of the Battle of Point Pleasant, located at […]

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Region’s Rich Cultural Heritage Comes to Life at Museum of Appalachia

The peacocks are strutting, the goats are bleating, and the schoolchildren are touring. It’s a typical day at the Museum of Appalachia, where visitors can shop for local goods, tour historic homes, hear old-time music, or simply watch the sheep being sheared.

A living history center of the Southern Appalachian region, the Museum of Appalachia boasts […]

By |May 11th, 2017|appalachia, Appalachian Travel Guide|Comments Off on Region’s Rich Cultural Heritage Comes to Life at Museum of Appalachia

An evening of Old Time Music at a stop on the Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail

I grew up very near the Carter Family Fold, at least by the way the crow flies. Because the road from where I grew up in Bristol to Hiltons is indeed crooked—and one of the most scenic drives you’ll encounter in the mountains—it takes a good forty-five minutes to drive there from my hometown.

However, when […]

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Appalachian Travel Guide – Berea Music Series

In the latest installment of the Appalachian Travel Guide we turn to Fahe’s backyard of Berea, KY.  As always, if you’re interested in contributing, leave a comment below or contact Aaron Phelps at aphelps@fahe.org.

How do you make small-town life appealing to a variety of people across different generations?  That was the question on the […]

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Fahe’s Appalachian Travel Guide hits the Grand Ole Opry

When I was in high school, I lived under an hour from Nashville. I visited pretty often back then (it was the 90s). Downtown wasn’t a place you’d want to linger in after dark, and it may (or may not) be true that I saw Garth Brooks in concert at the Opry.

Fast forward 20 years […]

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Appalachian Travel Guide – Bristol, Virginia

For the next installment of the Appalachian Travel Guide, we welcome back Tina Parker who is a Fahe staff member and published poet.

I never gave much thought to country music as a child. Well, I did like the Oak Ridge Boys. Who can resist a tune as catchy “Elvira”?

Growing up I never heard the names […]

By |January 6th, 2015|appalachia, Appalachian Travel Guide, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Appalachian Travel Guide – Bristol, Virginia

Harlan Coal Museum – Appalachian Travel Guide

Harlan Coal Museum

 

 

 

 

 

This latest installment of the Appalachian Travel Guide comes from Brad Finn, Fahe’s Collections Manager. Harlan County is steeped in Appalachian History and is home to Fahe Member COAP.

The counties in Eastern Kentucky are rich with history and tradition, perhaps none more so than Harlan County, tucked away in the most Southeastern part […]

By |September 23rd, 2014|appalachia, Appalachian Travel Guide|Comments Off on Harlan Coal Museum – Appalachian Travel Guide

Contribute to the Appalachian Travel Guide

I have received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback on the Appalachian Travel Guide.  I’m really excited that so many people feel strongly about showcasing where we live.

While reading some of the feedback, I caught myself thinking that I wish there were more of me to go and visit all these places I have in […]

By |September 2nd, 2014|appalachia, Appalachian Travel Guide|Comments Off on Contribute to the Appalachian Travel Guide

Appalachian Travel Guide: River Place on the Clinch

Welcome to the first installment of the Appalachian Travel Guide. The intent of the ATG is to provide people with glimpse of the beautiful and interesting places I get to visit when I’m on the road collecting stories for Fahe.   I hope that you find it informative and that it whets your appetite to come […]

By |August 6th, 2014|appalachia, Appalachian Travel Guide|Comments Off on Appalachian Travel Guide: River Place on the Clinch

Appalachian Travel Guide

 

Have you ever tasted Skeeter’s World Famous Hotdogs?  Have you ever had the chance to bask in the glory of Hugh, the giant goose statue of Hazard?   Have you ever had your breath taken away by the beauty of the scenic overlook into Clinch Valley?  I have.

As I travel around Appalachia to meet with Fahe […]

By |July 24th, 2014|appalachia, Appalachian Travel Guide|Comments Off on Appalachian Travel Guide