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…

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…

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…