Colonial Living History Day: Heroes and Homemakers


Submitted photos
Revolutionary War soldiers.
Vickie Green, the lace maker.

On February 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Salem Museum will take visitors back to the Colonial era in Southwest Virginia with a full day of living history. The event is free and open to the public. Donations are appreciated.

Colonial re-enactors will demonstrate trades and crafts that were essential in the era, and tell stories about the men and women who built a life on Virginia’s frontier and who are remembered for their heroic deeds. Colonial and British soldiers will each set up an encampment to give guests a glimpse into what each army endured during the Revolutionary War.

The Colonial Living History Day is held in partnership with Historic Smithfield, a pre-Revolutionary War estate located in Blacksburg. The day is generously sponsored by…

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