Settlers Museum of Southwest Virginia
The Settlers Museum of Southwest Virginia is a 67 acre open-air museum that tells the story of the people who settled in the mountains of Virginia and how its unique culture was developed. The Migration Story of the people who came to these mountains in the mid-1700s is a tale of two groups, the Scotch-Irish and the Germans, who carved their farms from the wilderness and formed the mountain culture. The restored 1894 Lindamood School is a prime example of this self-sufficient culture that created its own schools. Visitors will enjoy participating in the lessons and games of the era and hearing the story of educational development. The Farm, with is restored farmhouse and nine preserved outbuildings, has the look and feel of a farm from 100 years ago. Visitors will find the crops of that time period and interpreters demonstrating typical farm activities.