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In today's episode of the Stories from Southwest Virginia Podcast, we explore the early art and history of Southwest Virginia settlers. Morgan gives us a lot of great examples and a clear view into what early life was like. From quilting to potato sacks, the means to live in the region were not as easy as we have it today. It's important to explore our history and keep a record of the traditions we still...

In today's episode, we talk with The Lost Pearl Gallery's Nancy Brooks and Pawnee Jewel about art, The Lost Pearl, and Tazewell, Virginia. Located on Main Street in Tazewell, The Lost Pearl features wonderful handmade pieces of art from various artisans utilizing a variety of mediums such as fiber, wood, metal, painting, and more. To learn more about the gallery and the art, please visit their website at: https://thelostpearlgallery.com/ To learn more about the many things Southwest...

In today's episode, we spoke about all things Front Porch Fest with founders Chris and Sarah. We learn about Front Porch Fest, its origins, how it gives back, who all is performing, and what it's like to attend. Front Porch Fest is a music festival located in beautiful Patrick County, Virginia, and takes place on Spirithaven Farm in Stuart. During the festival, you will experience various genres of music, performers, food, beer, and the great outdoors....

In today's episode, we joined White Blaze Outdoors owner Justin for a trip to Crystal Springs in Wytheville, Virginia. White Blaze Outoodrs provides various tours and hikes around Southwest Virginia to learn more about nature, rather that be the wildlife or vegetation in the region. These tours are perfect for all ages who want to learn more about natural assets and biology! To find out more about White Blaze Outdoors, please visit their website: https://whiteblazeoutdoors.com/ To find...

There is no question that the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was an important one. This Amendment gave women the right to vote. Today, we pay respects to the women who fought hard for this prestigious cause. It's hard to imagine a time when women were not treated equally as men in regards to their privilege to vote. Today I speak with two very special guests, Karen Hester and Jan Medeiros. Two amazing ladies who are...

In today's episode, I had the chance to speak with Michael Gillman about the work he does at the Thomas J. Boyd Museum in Wytheville, Virginia. Michael is the Coordinator of Heritage Sites and Programs for the Wytheville Department of Museums. The Department of Museums includes three museums and a museum gift shop located in downtown Wytheville. I had the pleasure of visiting the Thomas J. Boyd museum for a feature story on the Polio pandemic,...

With so many great things going on around the region of Southwest, Virginia we wanted to find an outlet to share those stories. Today, we are so excited to announce the "Stories from Southwest Virginia" Podcast! Our slogan is "Heritage, People, & Culture". On this audio journey, you will be able to hear the stories that make SWVA such a unique and beautiful place. You'll get to know about our rich cultural heritage and history, our amazing...