Reynolds Homestead Then and Now

Reynolds Homestead Then and Now

In today’s episode, I am joined by Beth Ford and Julie Steel representing the Reynolds Homestead in Patrick County, Virginia. The Reynolds Homestead is an Outreach Campus Center of Virginia Tech housing both a community outreach center and a forestry research center. The homestead is also the birthplace of both R.J. and A.D. Reynold.

This year, the homestead is celebrating it’s 50th year anniversary, although festivities have been moved to the 2021 season due to the current pandemic. I had the opportunity to discuss the celebration plans with Julie Steel and it sounds like they have a great line up in mind.

Join me in talking with Beth Ford as we dive into the history and origins of the homestead as well as how she keeps the history alive through online videos, living history events, historical markers, and other learning. If you’re a history buff like me, you’ll be happy to know there are a lot of stories and interesting facts around the homestead.

I also speak with Julie Steel about current events, plans, and some of the offerings the Reynolds Homestead currently showcases to the community. Julie gives us a lot of insight behind the homestead and just how intertwined into the community they are. From art, history, and education, the homestead has so many things that you can take part in.

For more information on the Reynolds Homestead, be sure to visit their website and stay up to date with their Facebook page.

Reynolds Homestead Website

Reynolds Homestead Facebook

The Reynolds Homestead also has a neat virtual video which you can view on YouTube.

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