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Weekly Jams and Festivals for 2014

Weekly Jams for Smyth, Wythe, Grayson, Washington and Scott Counties, plus a complete 2014 schedule of area festivals!

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The Lincoln Theatre Celebrates 10 Years!

Marion, VA – The spring season is in full swing at The Lincoln Theatre in Downtown Marion, Virginia.  With featured performances including classical and jazz, blues and bluegrass, and live theatre, The Lincoln has made strides in diversification of their programming and audience appeal.  This year marks the 10 year anniversary of The Lincoln’s reopening, and plans have been made to ensure that the more…

Lincoln Theatre Schedule of Events

Civil War 150 Updates

Local sesquicentennial partners:


Below are a few reminders and new items:


1.  Signature Conferences: Registration for the 2014 Signature Conference, "The American Civil War in a Global Context" remains open.  Please help spread the word within your community. Not only is this going to be an outstanding program featuring historians of international acclaim, but there will also a lunchtime "Ask the Commission" Q&A with members of the Commission and staff, and many special programs are being planned by the Fairfax sesquicentennial committees.  Last, we are planning something very special at next year's conference for those who've attended all the programs, so please spread the word and encourage everyone to attend.


Conference newsletter


News release


Need more Save the Date cards? Let me know how many and we'll send them right out.


2.  Local Civil War 150 Roundtable meetings: Civil War 150 Commission staff are planning to hit the road again this summer to share the latest updates about special programs in 2015, grants, and information on scheduling CW150 programs: the HistoryMobile, "An American Turning Point" panel exhibition, and Legacy Project. Roundtable meetings will be held in late July/early August - we're planning the schedule soon, so please let me know if you'd like to host one.


3.  Sesquicentennial Recognition Awards: You'll be hearing more details very soon about a new Sesquicentennial Recognition Award program that the Commission is creating to recognize the leadership of local partners and the success of sesquicentennial programs throughout the state.  More details to follow soon (especially at the Roundtable meetings where we'll discuss the awards program in depth), but for now, be sure to keep details, press clippings, and other documentation about sesquicentennial programs in your locality.

Sugar Grove Farmer's Market

Blue Ridge Highlands Fishing Trail

Clinch Mountain Wildlife Management Area Detail

Karl's Kaleidoscope Mountain Bike  Race May 17

NEW! Birding Loop Map!

If you enjoy birdwatching, you'll want to take a closer look at the new Smyth County Birding Loop Map. Click here for a larger map.

Come Visit Marion!

Regional Visitor Center • 408 Whitetop Road • Chilhowie, VA 24319 • I-81, Exit 35

(276) 646-3306 • Toll Free 877-255-9928 • ron@visitvirginiamountains.com