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Nelson / Schuyler: Waltons Mountain Museum Celebrates 20th Anniversary


™2012 Blue Ridge Life : Photos By BRL Mountain Photographer Paul Purpura : People enjoyed themselves listenting to music at the Walton's Mountain Museum 20th Anniversary this past weekend - October 20, 2012

Nelson County, VA

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For 20 years people have been coming to Waltons Mountain Museum [3] to remember folks from the television series The Waltons [4]. That show is based on the childhood experiences of Earl Hamner [5]who was born and raised in the East Nelson County, VA community. We told you about the 40th anniversary of the show in Los Angeles in this recent post. [6] This past weekend on October 20, 2012 the museum celebrated 2 decades of having a memorial to the show.


Though not part of the actual museum itself, folks packed the old Hamner home place just down the street to get a chance to see where Earl Hamner (John Boy) grew up. Above Earl's real life sister Audrey Hamner, from near Roanoke, chats with a fan in Schuyler this past Saturday - October 20, 2012.


Vintage era cars and trucks were parked outside the museum during the 20th Anniversary of The Waltons Mountain Museum in Schuyler, VA


Live music was part of the 20th anniversary celebration this past weekend at Waltons Mountain Museum in Schuyler, VA

Congrats Waltons Mountain Museum on 20 wonderful years!