Sunday, March 10, 2013

23rd  Annual
Brocks Gap Heritage Day
Saturday, April 20, 2013
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fulks Run Elementary School
Over 130 photo displays of Brocks Gap scenes & people.  New books for sale. Book signings by authors. Research books available to use.
Special programs:
11:30         Pie Safe Designs and their making
Jeffrey S. Evans is founder of Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates, Inc. Auctioneers and Appraisers in Mt. Crawford, VA. He formerly served as president and head of the Catalogued Auction division of Green Valley Auctions, Inc. (1979-2008). Jeff and Kurt C. Russ, former director of Washington and Lee University's Laboratory of Anthropology and independent scholar from Lexington, began a research project in 2010 of pie safes in the Shenandoah Valley. The culmination of their research will be a pie safe exhibit in 2014 at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley.
12:15         Local Men who were killed in action during World War II
Delegate Joe T. May is a Broadway native and engineer and inventor  who has served since 1994 in the Virginia General Assembly. He will share his research in the service history of several men with Brocks Gap connections who gave their lives for their country in Europe during World War II.
1:00          Russel F. “Frankie” Whetzel, KIA
Nancy May Hoover is a Broadway native and a retired director of the Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative and was chair of the regional association of the Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives and was president of the Broadway-Timberville Chamber of Commerce. The subject of her program, Russel F. Whetzel, was a Bergton native and was killed in action during World War II.
2:00          Antique Textile Expressions in Contemporary Language
                Priscilla Blosser-Rainey and Vicki Hottle Mongold.
Both women are Rockingham County natives with ties to Brocks Gap and they share a strong interest in antique textiles and crafts. They will display some of their textile collections and discuss how many of our modern-day expressions, like “dyed in the wool” and “black sheep of the family” came into being. 
Bring your old letters, deeds, old photos, old family Bibles, etc. to be copied for future books. Covers all areas of Brocks Gap—Runions Creek, Genoa, Fulks Run, Bergton, Criders, Dry River, Yankeetown, Palos, and Hoover.
Free and open to the public
Sponsored by Pat Turner Ritchie, 540 662-1475 or
and Garnett & Lena Albrite Turner

1 comment:

  1. The programs sound so fantastic!! It's going to be a great day!