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Schuyler Nelson County, VA For years The Waltons was a very popular TV series based on the childhood experiences of Earl Hamner, Jr. from Schuyler, Virginia. This past weekend the museum honoring the TV series celebrated its 21st anniversary. To learn more about Walton’s Mountain Museum and operating hours, click here.
Schuyler Nelson County, VA For years and years we’ve been telling you about our friend and native Nelson native, Earl Hamner, Jr of Schuyler. Earl was the creator of The Waltons, a long running, highly successful, television series based on his childhood experiences here in Nelson. It’s rare you get to see the entire cast […]
Schuyler Nelson County, VA 90 years ago today Earl Hamner, Jr came into this world. He was born, at then, a small medical hospital clinic in Schuyler, Virginia. I have become friends with Earl Hamner over the past 8 years. I first talked to him back in July 2005 when a theater was opened in […]
Richmond, Virginia By Woody Greenberg For Waltons International Fan Club President Carolyn Grinnell, seeing Earl Hamner standing in the well of the Virginia Senate to receive the plaudits of the nation’s oldest legislature “brought tears to my eyes.” Hamner, 89, was recognized for both his literary achievements – “Spencer’s Mountain,” “Fifty Roads to Town,” – […]
Richmond, VA As we mentioned Tuesday evening, Nelson County, VA native Earl Hamner, Jr. Is back in the state being recognized for his lifetime’s work. Much of it based on his experiences here in Virginia as a child. BRLM’s Woody Greenberg sent the picture in above from the noon ceremony in Richmond. We’ll have much […]
Schuyler / Richmond, VA For years we have followed Nelson County’s Earl Hamner, Jr. He’s written many stories for us in our previous publication Nelson County Life Magazine. But his real claim to fame is The Walton’s television series based loosely on his childhood in Schuyler, Virginia of east Nelson County. Tuesday evening Earl appeared […]
Schuyler Nelson County, VA Additional pictures are accessible at Paul Purpura’s web-site (www.photographybypaulpurpura.zenfolio.com). When Paul’s home page comes up, place your mouse over “Portfolios” in the lower left and a sub-menu listing accessible portfolios will pop up. For 20 years people have been coming to Waltons Mountain Museum to remember folks from the television series […]
Los Angeles, CA This final weekend of September 2012 marks a very important generational milestone for millions around the globe. It’s the 40th anniversary of The Waltons. A long running CBS television series based on the childhood life of Earl Hamner, Jr who was born and raised in Schuyler in East Nelson County. Nelson resident, […]
Afton, Virginia Memphis, Tennessee If you are from Nelson County you know about the The Homecoming. If you aren’t from Nelson County, you probably still know about The Homecoming. This December marks 6 years of stage productions at The Hamner Theater in Afton, VA. The theater was established in honor of Nelson County native Earl […]