A Joint Statement from the Vardy Community Historical Society (VCHS) and the Melungeon Heritage Association (MHA ) We the members of VCHS, in conjunction with the members of MHA, jointly issue the following statement of principles: (1). That we have and will continue to work both independently and together to preserve the heritage, culture and […]
It was a pleasure for many of us to meet Economist reporter Andrew Miller at 20th Union. Here is the result of his investigation of Melungeons past and present.
As president of the Melungeon Heritage Association, I thank those members and others who made 20th union successful and enjoyable. Thanks also to those institutions and organizations in the Big Stone Gap and Vardy communities whose collaboration with MHA led to an excellent three days of speakers and discussion. Much thanks to Julie Williams […]
Julie will be the keynote speaker this year in her native Wise County, Virginia. Her photography project “People and Their People” will be displayed on Friday night of 20th Union at the Southwest Virginia Historical Museum in Big Stone Gap, and at Mountain Empire Community College on Saturday. Here is a video clip she […]
Big Stone Gap, Virginia, and Vardy, Tennessee Thursday, June 23 Pre-conference Genealogy Workshop-Mountain Empire Community College. The following speakers have been contracted to do a genealogy workshop on Thursday, June 23, prior to 20th Union. The speakers are sponsored by Wampler Library, Mountain Empire Community College at no charge to members of the Wise […]