History

A.P. Carter MuseumHiltons, Scott County

Born Alvin Pleasant Carter, A.P. Carter was born to love music. A skilled violinist, fiddler to homefolk, he, his wife Sara, brother Ezra and sister-in-law Maybelle formed the Carter Family band. Carter Family grew famous with hits like “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” and “Keep On the Sunny Side.” A.P. spent much of his time […]
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EllenbrookLebanon, Russell County

Ellenbrook, otherwise known as Number 4, is the historic home of William Alexander Stuart, founder of the Stuart Land & Cattle Company. Construction of the home was completed in 1858. Ellenbrook offers a mini museum, which displays artifacts, memorabilia, photos, and articles associated with the Stuart family. Special event hosting is also provided. Hours: Monday […]
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Appalachian African-American Cultural CenterPennington Gap, Lee County

The building that once housed the only primary school for blacks in Pennington Gap, Lee County, Virginia, is now the Appalachian African-American Cultural Center. Besides preserving Appalachian black history, it hosts an annual Race Unity Day, houses a library of black literature, and sponsors workshops on racism where blacks and whites can discuss racial issues […]
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Emma Yates Memorial LibraryPocahontas, Tazewell County

This small town library was once the home and shop of Miss Emma Yates. Built in 1901, the building features the original iron front facade and cylinder glass windows. Miss Emma’s original store shelves are still inside the library and host the reference section of books. Miss Emma traveled to New York City to study […]
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Crab Orchard Museum & Pioneer ParkTazewell, Tazewell County

Historic Crab Orchard Museum preserves the cultural heritage of the Appalachian Region with exhibits on the 500 year-old Native American Village discovered on site, Pioneer Life, and military conflicts, such as the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. See the animals of Southwest Virginia, such as the turkey, black bear, and Bald Eagle, along with the infamous […]
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