The Country Store’s Disappearance : 4.11.10

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Oakland, Nelson County’s Museum of Rural History, will present a program and slide show on once ubiquitous country stores and the impact of their disappearance on Sunday, April 11 at 2 p.m. Joseph Morse, author of “Virginia’s Country Stores – A Quiet Passing,” will speak on the importance of country stores to rural communities and will display a model of an old county store replete with items one might have purchased there. Rare photographs of Nelson County country stores will be shown.
Jimmy Wood, proprietor of a store in Wingina, will tell stories from the past and Ral Satterwhite, whose family owned a store in Colleen dating back to the 18th century, will have old papers dating back to 1835 on display that reveal much about the history of the country store.
Artifacts from a Massies Mill country store owned by Capt. William Massie will be on display.

Event Date: Sunday 11th of April 2010 02:00 AM

Location/Address: Spruce Creek Gallery Rt. 151 south of Nellysford

Contact Telephone Please call 434-263-5940 for more information

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