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…

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…

A Change in Schedule

Time changed this Sunday, November 2, 2014, and with it, we have a change in schedule!  The schedule for the Fields-Penn House has also “fallen” back, by a day!  Our week now begins on Tuesday!  We will be open each Tuesday, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Unfortunately, this means that we will no longer…