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Erin Walton Comes Home To Nelson County This Weekend

Erin Walton Comes Home To Nelson County This Weekend

[ 0 ] May 10, 2011

Schuyler Nelson County, Virginia By Jennie T. Williams Many Nelsonians (and, to be fair, many Americans) of a certain age (and, to be inclusive, of pretty much all ages) grew up learning important life lessons from watching The Waltons on television. Mary McDonough grew up learning those same important life lessons from being a Walton […]

The Story That Inspired The Waltons : Hamner's Homecoming Starts Tonight : 11.19.09

The Story That Inspired The Waltons : Hamner’s Homecoming Starts Tonight : 11.19.09

[ 0 ] November 19, 2009

Afton Nelson County, Virginia The return, after three years, of the beloved family Christmas story, The Homecoming, by Earl Hamner. The Homecoming is the heart-warming story of a family waiting for the magic of Christmas Eve to arrive – not Santa, but Daddy – told from the perspective of the adult Clay-Boy as he remembers […]

Earl Hamner Continues Homecoming In Nelson County Over Weekend : 11.7.09

Earl Hamner Continues Homecoming In Nelson County Over Weekend : 11.7.09

[ 5 ] November 7, 2009

Schuyler Nelson County, Virginia Decades after leaving Nelson County, Earl Hamner, Jr. comes back as often as he can. He was born in Schuyler, Virginia in 1923. We first told you about Earl’s return last week when he made an appearance at The Hamner Theater in Afton. The theater was named in his honor in […]

As Fall Begins, Auditions Wrap Up For The Homecoming : 9.22.09

As Fall Begins, Auditions Wrap Up For The Homecoming : 9.22.09

[ 0 ] September 22, 2009

Afton Nelson County, Virginia Fall Begins Today @ 5:18 PM EDT We told you over the weekend about the upcoming production of The Homecoming at The Hamner Theater later this fall. Sunday and Monday folks showed up to try out for parts in the highly popular pilot that inspired the long running television series, The […]

Auditions for The Homecoming Start This Sunday @ The Hamner Theater

Auditions for The Homecoming Start This Sunday @ The Hamner Theater

[ 2 ] September 18, 2009

Afton Nelson County, Virginia After a one year sabbatical, The Homecoming will be on stage once again this fall at The Hamner Theater in The Rockfish Valley Community Center. The production is based on Earl Hamner’s life in the mountains of Nelson County near Schuyler set in the early 1930’s. Auditions for the production that […]

Follow Nelson's Earl Hamner On His Website : 5.5.09

Follow Nelson’s Earl Hamner On His Website : 5.5.09

[ 2 ] May 5, 2009

Nelson County, Virginia Though it’s been nearly three decades since The Waltons television series was in broadcast, millions of people still watch reruns of the beloved program based on the experiences of Nelson native, Earl Hamner. Earl grew up in the eastern section of Nelson County in Schuyler, Virginia. The small mining town served as […]

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