Susan Fields Appears from the “Great Beyond”

August 2–The Historical Society of Washington County, Virginia hosted a Living History Cemetery tour of Sinking Springs Cemetery in Abingdon, Virginia.  Sinking Springs Cemetery, located on Russell Road, is the burial site of many of Abingdon residents, including James and Susan Fields.  James and Susan lie in the “Lower Penn” section of the cemetery, with…

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…

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). The Fields-Penn’s Virginia Highlands Festival section is dedicated to all “Living History” events and exhibitions during the 66th annual Virginia Highlands Festival.  Find…