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Mid-April events at the Wilderness Road Museum

By WILLIAM PAINE

william.paine@southwesttimes.com

This upcoming Sunday, April 14, starting at 5 p.m., the Wilderness Road Museum in Newbern will officially present its American Evolution Exhibit. The exhibit is part of the American Evolution commemoration, which celebrates 400 years of Democracy, Diversity and Opportunity in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The American Evolution unveiling will be accompanied by music in the form of the Indian Run String Band, who bill themselves as old-time entertainers in the modern world. The music starts at 5:30.

The Wilderness Road Museum staff encourages visitors to say hello to interns who helped with the American Evolution display. There will be a cash wine bar available for this event.

Beginning at 3:30 p.m. the following Saturday, April 20, the museum will host a “Colonist Hunt,” which is an Easter egg hunt for children up to five years old. This will occur on the Old Courthouse lawn. The Pioneer Hunt, for children 6 to 8 years of age will begin at 3:45 in the museum yard. Finally, the Settler’s Hunt, for those 9 to 99 years of age will begin at 4 p.m. somewhere on the museum property.

The fee for these Easter egg hunts in two dollars and candy bags are included. There will be a natural egg dye display as well as pinecone bunny making for kids.

The next day, beginning at 6:30 Sunday morning, the Wilderness Road Museum will host an Historic Easter Sunrise Service at the Newbern Cemetery. Pastor Jason Allmon of the Community Christian Church will deliver the sermon. Historian April Martin will provide historical background about why the service is held in the cemetery.

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