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Information for the Virginia Highlands Festival

It’s time to “Get Your Kicks” at the 66th annual Virginia Highlands Festival!  The Fields-Penn 1860 House Museum will operate on an extended schedule during the festival.  We will be open 10-6 on Monday-Saturday and 1-5 on Sunday afternoons!  We apologize, but due to an expected high volume of visitors, we are only able to offer self-guided…

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New Website Sections

The Fields-Penn House website now hosts two new sections, a page listed under “Special Events” for the Virginia Highlands Festival and a page dedicated to the Civil War Sesquicentennial (see Civil War 150 in the toolbar).  According to Fields-Penn docent Amy Looney, “As the Fields-Penn House continues to expand programming and add more special events,…

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Earth Day 2014: Wrap-Up & Resources

Did you attend the Earth Day celebration at the Fields-Penn House?  It was a great success!  The 2014 celebration had fun activities for every age!  If you didn’t get to visit every booth, we have links to several resources handed out during the event.  The Washington County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day is coming up…

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2014 Quilt Block Party Wraps Up!

Staff at the Fields-Penn House were excited to participate in the 2014 Abingdon Quilt Block Party!  The Fields-Penn House hosted over thirty quilts.  Quilt patterns featured included nine-patch quilts, Jacob’s Ladder, Trip Around the World, and Wedding Ring quilts.  We were also honored to display several “barn quilt squares” from the Southwest Virginia 4-H Center.…

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Quilt Block Party: Appearance on Daytime TriCities

On Thursday, April 3, our docent, Amy Looney, traveled to Johnson City, Tennessee to appear on Daytime TriCities.  Looney spoke with host Amy Lynn about the upcoming Abingdon Quilt Block Party.  The quilt featured in the story belongs to Amy, a quilt made by her aunts–June Deel, Mary Yates, and Sue Yates–when Amy was a little…