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FIELD TRIP: Tour of the Heritage Farm & Museum (A Smithsonian Affiliate)

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In 1973, Mike and Henriella Perry moved into a burnt out log house in the heart of Appalachia. There was no indoor plumbing and the only light came from one strand of electric lights. Despite this, the couple fell in love with the history and character of the home. Their love for this house and the rich culture of Southern Appalachia led to the creation of Heritage Farm Museum and Village. This unique establishment is a Smithsonian affiliate that highlights significant inventions that aided in everyday life in Appalachian culture.

Step back in time with a guided adventure into days gone by -- a time of one-room schoolhouses, blacksmith shops, country stores, and log homes

Stroll through 16 different buildings experiencing life as it was "back then" and learning about the major inventions that changed everything to create the quality of life we take for granted today.

Mike Perry asserts that “We as a people are proud of our culture and our heritage.” This tour focuses on the strong willpower and intuition that allowed the ancestors of local families to establish their home among the hills.


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Tour of the Heritage Farm and Museum (A Smithsonian Affiliate)

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Advocacy, Archaeology, Architecture/Built Environment, Art and Material Culture, Ceramics, craft, Education, Folklore, Historic Preservation, Labor and Work, Native Americans, Tourism, United States

Start Date

4-8-2016 10:30 AM

End Date

4-8-2016 12:00 PM

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Apr 8th, 10:30 AM Apr 8th, 12:00 PM

Tour of the Heritage Farm and Museum (A Smithsonian Affiliate)

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