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Living history at Wilderness Road Regional Museum

By WILLIAM PAINE

william.paine@southwesttimes.com

Wilderness Road Regional Museum will host a Colonial Living History Saturday, Sept. 7, from 12-4 p.m.. Members of the Fincastle and Montgomery Militia Living History Group will be on-site demonstrating sewing, surveying, militia drills and more. They encourage public participation and engagement as they share their knowledge about early American life.

The Wilderness Road Regional Museum, a two-story building located about a mile from Interstate 81 in the heart of Newbern, Virginia, has been owned and operated by the New River Historical Society since April 16, 1980.

Originally, the museum building had been two separate homes that belonged to the Hance-Alexander family, and these two homes served dual purposes as residences and businesses for several years. Some of these business establishments included a tavern, general store and the first Newbern post office.

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