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Schedule for the 23rd MHA Union June 20th, 21st and 22nd, Wytheville, Virginia

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23rd Union Schedule, Wytheville, Virginia
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June 20, 21, and 22, 2019

Thursday, June 20
3:00 p. m. From Wytheville to the White House: A Tour of the Edith Bolling
Wilson Birthplace Museum. Meet at the Edith Bolling Wilson
Museum, 145 E Main St., Wytheville, VA 24382. $5/person. Optional
visit to the Edith Bolling Wilson cenotaph, East End Cemetery, 800 E
Main St, Wytheville, VA 24382

Friday, June 21- Tour of Burke’s Garden
10:00 a. m. Leave Wytheville (drive on your own or car-pool. Directions provided)
11:30 a. m. Arrive Tazewell and Lunch at Your Grate Escape, 2871 Fincastle
Turnpike, North Tazewell, VA 24630
12:45 p. m. Leave Tazewell
1:15 p. m. Arrive Burke’s Garden
1:30 p. m. Discuss—Burke’s Garden Geology and History
2:00 p. m. Burke’s Garden Artisan Guild Studio Tour
2:30 p. m. Discuss—Melungeon Connections in the Garden
3:00 p. m. Leave Burke’s Garden
4:00 p. m. Arrive Wytheville
7:00 p. m. Reception- Bolling Wilson Hotel, 170 E Main St, Wytheville, VA
24382 (light fare)

Saturday, June 22 – Wytheville Meeting Center, 333 Community Blvd, Wytheville, VA 24382
9:00-9:10 a. m. Scott Withrow, President; S. J. Arthur, Pres. Emeritus – Welcome
9:10-10:00 a. m. Katherine Vande Brake, PHD – Melungeon Women in Literature
10:10-11:15 a. m. Melungeon Woman Panel Discussion
11:15-1:00 Lunch
1:00-1:50 p. m. Lynda Logan and Stephanie Musick -Who Do You Think You Are?
Melungeon Mitochondrial DNA
2:00-2:50 p. m. Edward Davis IV, PhD – A Goins Grandmother
3:00-3:50 p. m. Wayne Winkler – The Walter Plecker Exemptions
4:00-4:45 p m. Book signing and family discussions
4:45-5:15 p. m. Scott Withrow, Heather Andolina – General Meeting