And the winner is…

The Fields-Penn 1860 House Museum concluded its third annual “O Christmas Tree” event on Tuesday, January 6.  Ten local organizations decorated trees for the enjoyment of the public.  From the beginning on November 29 until the close of the event on January 6, nearly 500 people came to see the display.  Many of the visitors…

Media Coverage of Our Closing

The Fields-Penn House would like to thank local media outlets for sharing the story of our temporary closing and bringing awareness to the issue.  If you would like to see or read local reports, follow these links: WCYB (video report and article) WKPT (video report and article by Rachel Downs) Tricities.com (video report and article…

Fields-Penn Temporarily Closed

James Fields began construction on the Fields-Penn House in 1857.  When he completed the house in 1860, surely he did not realize that, one-hundred and fifty-four years later, it would be a museum with thousands of visitors each year.  Two families, the Fields and the Penns, both with eight children each, occupied the home for…

Winter Hours are Here

“O Christmas Tree” ends today on January 6, 2015, the twelfth day of Christmas, or Epiphany.  After the conclusion of “O Christmas Tree,” the Fields-Penn House will implement a winter schedule. We will be open as follows: Friday and Saturday, January 9 and 10, 9-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, January 16 and 17, 9 -5…

A Community Tree

We are currently in the midst of the Sesquicentennial, or 150th anniversary, of the American Civil War.  Often called the “War between Brothers”, the Civil War separated families physically and emotionally as family members often fought on separate sides of the war.  In 1864, the Civil War roared into Southwest Virginia.  Nearby Saltville, Virginia, as…

What is “O Christmas Tree”?

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas tree, How lovely are your branches! O Christmas Tree, O Christmas tree, How lovely are your branches! In beauty green will always grow Through summer sun and winter snow. O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree, How lovely are your branches! The fourth annual  “O Christmas Tree” event begins on Saturday, November 29 (Small…