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Museum of the Middle Appalachians


20 Year Anniversary Celebration


July 4, 2016 Saltville Town Commons


Saltville, VA



The Museum of the Middle Appalachians in Saltville, VA, opened its doors to the public


on July 4, 1996. There was doubt by some that it would last a year. Some could not see


the dream of a science and history museum in a small town off the beaten path. Yet,


twenty years later, the Friends of the Museum invite you to join them in celebrating


twenty years of service, education, and research of the natural and cultural history of the


middle Appalachian region. It was built and they have come!



The 20-Year Anniversary Celebration will take place July 4, 2016, with a barbeque


dinner and program recognizing those who gave the Museum life and made possible its


growth and development into the first class attraction it has become. Music


entertainment starts at 11:00AM at the Saltville Stage with the program at 12:00N. A


catered meal consisting of BBQ sandwich, baked beans, Cole slaw, homemade desserts,


and a drink will be served from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. Tables will be set-up outside the


Museum. Cost of the meal is $12. Reserved BBQ tickets can be purchased at the


Museum weekdays 10 to 4 and Sunday 1to 4. A door prize will be drawn from the meal


tickets. All proceeds from the 20-Year Anniversary Celebration go to the Museum, its


programs, and its continued growth.



Musicians from local community jams will provide entertainment all day on the Saltville


Stage. Fun activities and prize drawings are planned throughout the day. A corn-hole


battle between UT and VT fans will predict the outcome of the historic football game at


Bristol Motor Speedway in September. Concessions will be available from 3:00 until


close. Of course, Woolly and Little Salty, mischievous mascots of the Museum, will be


attending and posing for pictures with their friends.




Little Salty, Woolly’s only known offspring, will also be celebrating his birthday on July


4 th . He will be turning 20 in human years. (That’s only 5 in mammoth years.) Salty’s


Birthday Party will be held in the stage area at 3:00 PM with games, cupcakes, and


lemonade for the children.



Make plans now. Come out! Have some fun!Celebrate the Holiday!! Help make it a


successful fund-raising event for the Museum.



For more information and to purchase a reserved BBQ meal ticket, call 276-496- 3633


or e-mail to ........ Happy Fourth of July!!

Regional Visitor Center • 408 Whitetop Road • Chilhowie, VA 24319 • I-81, Exit 35

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