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Museum of the Middle Appalachians

 

20 Year Anniversary Celebration

 

July 4, 2016 Saltville Town Commons

 

Saltville, VA

 

 

The Museum of the Middle Appalachians in Saltville, VA, opened its doors to the public

 

on July 4, 1996. There was doubt by some that it would last a year. Some could not see

 

the dream of a science and history museum in a small town off the beaten path. Yet,

 

twenty years later, the Friends of the Museum invite you to join them in celebrating

 

twenty years of service, education, and research of the natural and cultural history of the

 

middle Appalachian region. It was built and they have come!

 

 

The 20-Year Anniversary Celebration will take place July 4, 2016, with a barbeque

 

dinner and program recognizing those who gave the Museum life and made possible its

 

growth and development into the first class attraction it has become. Music

 

entertainment starts at 11:00AM at the Saltville Stage with the program at 12:00N. A

 

catered meal consisting of BBQ sandwich, baked beans, Cole slaw, homemade desserts,

 

and a drink will be served from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. Tables will be set-up outside the

 

Museum. Cost of the meal is $12. Reserved BBQ tickets can be purchased at the

 

Museum weekdays 10 to 4 and Sunday 1to 4. A door prize will be drawn from the meal

 

tickets. All proceeds from the 20-Year Anniversary Celebration go to the Museum, its

 

programs, and its continued growth.

 

 

Musicians from local community jams will provide entertainment all day on the Saltville

 

Stage. Fun activities and prize drawings are planned throughout the day. A corn-hole

 

battle between UT and VT fans will predict the outcome of the historic football game at

 

Bristol Motor Speedway in September. Concessions will be available from 3:00 until

 

close. Of course, Woolly and Little Salty, mischievous mascots of the Museum, will be

 

attending and posing for pictures with their friends.

 

 

 

Little Salty, Woolly’s only known offspring, will also be celebrating his birthday on July

 

4 th . He will be turning 20 in human years. (That’s only 5 in mammoth years.) Salty’s

 

Birthday Party will be held in the stage area at 3:00 PM with games, cupcakes, and

 

lemonade for the children.

 

 

Make plans now. Come out! Have some fun!Celebrate the Holiday!! Help make it a

 

successful fund-raising event for the Museum.

 

 

For more information and to purchase a reserved BBQ meal ticket, call 276-496- 3633

 

or e-mail to museumoma@embarqmail.com ........ Happy Fourth of July!!

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

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