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Tourism Tuesday: Festival of Leaves & Blue Ridge Heritage Project

9 October 2018


We had a pcaked studio for today’s episode of Tourism Tuesday – Front Royal edition – with co-host, Felicia Hart, Director of Tourism & Community Development for the Town of Front Royal and her guests: Alan Fox & Bryon Biggs, board members with the Warren Heritage Society to talk about the Festival of Leaves happening on Saturday, October 13 along Main & Chester Streets in downtown Front Royal.

You can get more information about the Festival of Leaves on the Warren Heritage Society’s website: https://warrenheritagesociety.org/ or follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WarrenHeritageSociety/

Also joining us was Darryl Merchant with the Blue Ridge Heritage Project to talk about their memorial dedication happening at 1pm on (460) E. Criser Road.

The (local) Blue Ridge Heritage Project is a grassroots effort to honor the sacrifices made by Warren County families and landowners who were displaced so that the Shenandoah National Park could be established.

The mission of the project is to create a monument, in the form of a stone chimney with a bronze plaque, to honor these families and their sacrifices. Additionally, the group plans to educate visitors about the families, their stories, and what their life was like on the mountain through cultural displays.

You can get more details about the Blue Ridge Heritage Project on their website: http://www.blueridgeheritageproject.com/ and details about the local dedication ceremony on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/684478858601586/


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