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…

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…

The Twelve-Days of Christmas: Days 7-12

At the Fields-Penn House, we’ve been celebrating the “Twelve Days of Christmas” as part of our annual “O Christmas Tree” event.  In case you missed the final six days on our Facebook page, please enjoy them here on our blog. “On the seventh day of Christmas, the Fields-Penn gave to me…seven canine ornaments from the Animal Defense League…

The Twelve Days of Christmas: Days 1-6

At the Fields-Penn House, we’ve been celebrating the “Twelve Days of Christmas” as part of our annual “O Christmas Tree” event.  In case you missed the first six days on our Facebook page, please enjoy them here on our blog. “On the first day of Christmas, the Fields-Penn gave to me…a peacock in a Christmas…

From the Desk of Santa Claus…

“He’s making a list, and checking it twice…gonna find out who’s been naughty or nice…” Are you looking to improve your “good” status this year?  Santa has some ideas on how you can improve your chances at staying on the “good” list and help others at the same time! See his letter here:  Santa letter…