Thursday, July 17, 2008

VMNH Interpreters Visit Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine

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VMNH interpreters and educators visited Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine yesterday and went on an underground tour of the once-active coal mine. The coal mine employs former and active coal miners to lead the tours who add greatly to the experience.

Pictured here (from left to right) is: (front) Gael Chaney, Larry and Carolyn Turner, Christy Deatherage, Evelyn Trent; (back row) Jim Harris, Dennis Reeves, and Joe Ingram.

After the tour of the mine, we were guided through the historic structures on site including a period one-room schoolhouse, a mine superintendent's home, a miner's home, and a reconstructed log-cabin homestead (below).

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Trout in the Classroom Course

I arrived in Staunton this afternoon in preparation for the Mary Baldwin College course. The octagonal barn at the Frontier Culture Museum will be home base for the week.

To find out more, go to
http://troutintheclassroom.blogspot.com.

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