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TRANSFORMATION Exhibit at BRAHM

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Ln, Blowing Rock

TRANSFORMATION is a gathering of powerful and intriguing images that open stories of our times and portray a world undergoing transformation. The exhibition will also explore the transformation of the photographic process. Photography as an artistic medium has been the beneficiary of changing technologies and new materials in the last quarter century.  The artist now has […]

Lynchburg Garden Day

Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest 1542 Bateman Bridge Rd, Forest

Add a tour of Thomas Jefferson’s private villa and ornamental gardens to your Lynchburg Garden Day itinerary. An avid gardener and one of America’s first landscape designers, Jefferson was enthralled with the natural world, recording in his letters and journals his ideas for planning and planting the ornamental landscape. The restorations of Jefferson’s ornamental garden […]

Admission to Poplar Forest is included with your Lynchburg Garden Day ticket.

Sunset Yoga

Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest 1542 Bateman Bridge Rd, Forest

Take time for a much-needed time-out to experience the mindfulness of yoga and the natural beauty of the landscape at sunset. Join a teacher from Yoga Goodness for a one-hour yoga class on Mr. Jefferson’s south lawn. Admission is $10 per person or $35 for a series of classes. Reservations are suggested as classes will […]

$10 – $35

Opening Weekend at Altapass Orchard

Orchard at Altapass 1025 Orchard Rd, Spruce Pine

The new season at the Orchard opens May 8, Saturdays and Sundays only, 10 to 5. On June 2, we expand to Wednesday-Sunday, same hours. Of course, these dates are COVID dependent. It's still in the planning stages, but the music is coming back. (Read further down.) Not like it was, but with some of […]

Opening Weekend at Altapass Orchard

Orchard at Altapass 1025 Orchard Rd, Spruce Pine

The new season at the Orchard opens May 8, Saturdays and Sundays only, 10 to 5. On June 2, we expand to Wednesday-Sunday, same hours. Of course, these dates are COVID dependent. It's still in the planning stages, but the music is coming back. (Read further down.) Not like it was, but with some of […]

The Women of Poplar Forest Talks

Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest 1542 Bateman Bridge Rd, Forest

Explore Mr. Jefferson’s cherished villa at Poplar Forest and enjoy a special talk offered in honor of Mother’s Day. Docents share true stories, culled from letters, diaries and archaeological finds, about the women—free and enslaved—who lived and worked at the plantation. Meet Martha Wayles Skelton, who with her husband Thomas Jefferson, inherited Poplar Forest from […]

Included with admission to Poplar Forest

The Day is Past & Gone: A Trilogy of Slave Life at Poplar Forest

Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest 1542 Bateman Bridge Rd, Forest

Teresa Harris’s original drama returns to Mr. Jefferson’s south lawn. A trilogy drawn from the real-life experiences of men and women enslaved at Poplar Forest, the dramatic presentation explores the complexity of their lives and their struggles to survive. A Q&A with Teresa Harris, the cast and Poplar Forest’s archaeologists follows the performance. Bring your […]

$4 – $15

Architectural Restoration Behind the Scenes Tours

Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest 1542 Bateman Bridge Rd, Forest

Explore the architectural design, history and restoration of Thomas Jefferson’s Palladian-style villa on this hour-long, behind-the-scenes tour guided by the architectural historian who has overseen the restoration since it began in 1989. Join Travis McDonald, Poplar Forest’s Director of Architectural Restoration, and discover how the restoration architects, architectural historians and craftsmen are meticulously restoring Jefferson’s […]

$20 – $25

Architectural Restoration Behind the Scenes Tours

Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest 1542 Bateman Bridge Rd, Forest

Explore the architectural design, history and restoration of Thomas Jefferson’s Palladian-style villa on this hour-long, behind-the-scenes tour guided by the architectural historian who has overseen the restoration since it began in 1989. Join Travis McDonald, Poplar Forest’s Director of Architectural Restoration, and discover how the restoration architects, architectural historians and craftsmen are meticulously restoring Jefferson’s […]

$20 – $25

NC Trail Days

Elkin 257 Standard St, Elkin

Join us this Spring for the annual North Carolina Trail Days Festival, a multi-day festival celebrating the great outdoors, the NC Mountains-to-Sea Trail, and our local trails with activities and adventures all weekend long! The festival kicks off Thursday, June 3rd, and runs through Saturday, June 6th. NC Trail Days will be held every first […]

Free

1776, The Concert Musical

Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest 1542 Bateman Bridge Rd, Forest

Revel in the revolutionary spirt of America’s Founding Fathers at Poplar Forest’s presentation of 1776—the Tony Award-winning comedy by Sherman Edwards and Peter Stone based on the events leading up to the drafting and signing of the Declaration of Independence. View these events through the eyes of Ben (Franklin), Richard Henry (Lee), John (Adams) and […]

$4 – $18