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…

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…

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.…

Fields-Penn House Special Events

The Fields-Penn House hosts several special events throughout the year, including the upcoming Abingdon Quilt Block Party (April 8-13) and the Earth Day Celebration on April 26, 2014.  Did you know we have an Events page?  On our Events page, you can read short descriptions of upcoming events.  We also have individual pages for each event.…

How do I book a group tour?

  A frequently asked question at the Fields-Penn House is “How do I book a group tour?”  In the past, one could only book a group tour either by calling the Fields-Penn House or the Abingdon Convention and Visitors Bureau.  Now, you can reserve your tour directly with Fields-Penn staff! Here are three great options…

Announcing the Fields-Penn Post

Do you want to know about the latest events at the Fields-Penn House?  Stay updated with the The Fields-Penn Post!  The Fields-Penn House is happy to announce the creation of our new e-mail newsletter, The Fields-Penn Post.  You can learn about upcoming events at the Fields-Penn 1860 House Museum, get behind-the-scenes looks at our evolving programs,…