Paleontology and Archeology History of Saltville, June 24 2017

On June 24, 2017 representatives of institutions that have done research in the Well Fields in the past will give a talk on the highlights of their work. The Virginia Museum of Natural History, East Tennessee State University, and others will tell about the results of their past work and the contribution the Saltville sites have provided to science. The program will be at 2:00 PM on Saturday, June 24, at the Museum of the Middle Appalachians in Saltville. Fossil material from the Carnegie dig in 1917 will be on display...
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100th Anniversary of the first research dig in Saltville June 19-23, 20

The Museum of the Middle Appalachians will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first research dig in Saltville from June 19 through 23. The Carnegie Museum was called to the Well Fields in 1917 when a brine well collapsed exposing large fossil bones. Dr. Charles Bartlett will direct a dig near the ball fields in Saltville. Representatives from past research institutions will work the site with Bartlett. Visitors can observe the work 9:00AM to 4:00PM from June 19 to 23...
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ETSU Paleontology Dig in Saltville: now through June 23, 2017

East Tennessee State University paleontology dig in the Saltville Well Fields continues through June 23. Visitors are welcome to observe during digging hours 9 AM to 4:30 PM. Monday through Friday. The site is conveniently located off the Helen Barbrow birding trail. Dr. Blaine Schubert and Dr. Chris Widga are directing this year’s dig to find fossils of the short-face bear that lived during the Ice Age....
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Join us for Wolly Mammoth Day Breakfast!

Join us for the Woolly Mammoth Day Breakfast on January 28, 2017.  The breakfast will be at the Northwood High School Cafeteria from 8:30 to 10:30 AM.  Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under, and are available at the Museum.  A country style breakfast is prepared by the Madam Russell Memorial United Methodist Church Men.  In addition to breakfast and gathering with friends,  there will be entertainment and door prizes.  At 10:30 Woolly and Little Salty will make their prediction for the coming of Spring.  Meal tickets are also good for admission to the Museum on that day.  ...
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Winter Wonderland of Trees

Winter Wonderland of Trees

Be sure to visit the Museum of the Middle Appalachians before the end of the year to experience the Winter Wonderland of Trees! With participation from the community, the Christmas tree display has been growing every year. For many families, visiting the Christmas exhibit has become a holiday tradition. The annual Winter Wonderland and Christmas Tree Exhibit at the Museum of the Middle Appalachians in Saltville is open to the public and will continue through Jan. 4, 2017. Twenty-four trees, decorated by local businesses, civic organizations, churches and school groups, can be seen Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 1-4 p.m. The exhibit also features wreaths made by local people and includes traditional Christmas displays. One tree is reserved for children to decorate with their ornaments.  Children are invited to bring an ornament of their choosing any time the museum is open and place it on the tree dedicated to children. Admission to the Winter Wonderland is by donation...
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ETSU Dig in June

The Annual ETSU Dig begins this year on June 6, 2017 and will last for three weeks. In the afternoon on June 17, 2017, there will be a symposium of organizations that have previously dug in Saltville, Virginia. Where they dug, what was found, and its significance. This symposium is open to the public. Call for more information....
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Kids Dig – June 10, 2017

Kids Dig Museum of the Middle Appalachians Saturday, June 10, 2017 Join us at the Museum of the Middle Appalachians for the Annual Kids Dig! 8:30 am - 12:00 pm: For children who have completed grades 1,2, & 3 12:30 pm -4:00 pm: For children who have completed grades 4,5,& 6 Please register by June 5th by stopping by or calling 276-496-3633. Registration Fee $10 per child....
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