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Mountain medicine, fused glass on SW Va. Museum's calendar

Stephen Igo • Mar 1, 2018 at 10:30 PM

BIG STONE GAP — The Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park will present its 2018 rotating exhibit “Magic” in the Mountains, opening Friday and continuing through the end of September.

The “Magic” in the Mountains exhibit can be viewed on the second floor during normal operating hours. Regular admission rates apply and group rates are available.

The rotating exhibit focuses on rural Appalachian medicine prior to the turn of the 20th century. Artifacts highlight the inaccessibility and general difficulties faced by doctors and patients alike. Samples of plants common to the area are also featured with information describing their medicinal uses.

Also, the museum starts the 2018 Artisan Series of programs with the March theme Fused Glass Window Mobile Workshop hosted by Carol and Ray Moore of Appalachian Warm Glass, LLC.

The workshop will be from 6-8 p.m. March 19 in the museum’s Victorian Parlor. Participants will learn how to create their own fused glass window mobile using colored glass. Glass cutters will be provided for those interested in learning how to cut their own glass.

The workshop fee is $35 per person. All supplies and materials are included. Spaces are limited so register early by calling (276) 523-1322. The museum’s Artisan Series offers a craft project on the third Monday of every month from March through December, providing participants with opportunities to create handmade crafts with regional artisans.

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