Photo: John Alexander demonstrates broom making
The Matthews Living History Farm Museum is excited to announce its Saturday,
May 10th "Spring Fling" scheduled for 10:00am through 4:00pm at the farm,
476 White Pine Road, Galax, Virginia!
Museum volunteers invite you to share this special day in remembering life
in early 20th century Grayson County. Learn to understand and appreciate
the resourceful and innovative skills demonstrated by our forbearers!
Scheduled events include an ANTIQUE TRACTOR SHOW by local members of the
Mountain Empire Tractor and Small Engine Club; GARDEN OPENING by Master
Gardeners of the Blue Ridge; OLD TIME MUSIC by Roald and Ellie Kirby;
AUTOHARP performance by Joann Redd; a BROOM MAKING demonstration by John
Alexander; WEAVING, SPINNING, QUILTING and related Traditional Craft
demonstrations by Fiber Guild Artists; SOAP MAKING demonstration by Trish
Hash; the HISTORICAL SOCIETY will present an Introduction to Genealogy
Workshop; SILVER SMITH demonstration by Jeweler Karin Saul; and a HERITAGE
SEED PROGRAM and SWAP - bring YOUR seeds! Small packets of Heritage Flower
Seeds will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis including old time
single holly hocks, black-eyed Susans, and cosmos.
The day will be filled with fun for everyone in the family. The children
will especially enjoy seeing the spring lambs.
For more information you may call Sandy Troth at 276-744-3352 or visit the
website at <http://www.matthewsfarmmuseum.org/> www.matthewsfarmmuseum.org.
For driving directions from the east, travel US HWY 58 W from Exit 14, I-77
past the City of Galax, turn left onto Delhart Road, travel 1/2 mile and
turn left onto Nexus Road. You will see the Matthews Farm on the corner of
Nexus and White Pine Road.