Blue Ridge Parkway Ranger Programs Include a Talk on the Overmountain Men, True American Heroes

Published Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 3:09 pm

Aug. 30, 2012. Blue Ridge Parkway Ranger Programs Sept. 7-8 are free and open to the public.

Friday, Sept. 7, 2012

Linville Falls Campground Amphitheater – Milepost 316

7:30 p.m. – The Overmountain Men

In the Fall of 1780, the prospects for victory in the Revolutionary War looked pretty bleak for the Patriots. Hope for independence was fading fast until the citizens of the Overmountain country banded together and marched over the mountains to face the threat posed by the British. Join a park ranger to learn more about these true American heroes.

Approximately 45 minutes in length

 

Crabtree Falls Campground Amphitheater- Milepost 340

7:30 p.m. – Where the Wild Things Are

Snakes, spiders and bears, oh my! Come and learn about the species that many people fear. 

Approximately 45 minutes in length

 

Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012 

Linville Falls Campground Amphitheater – Milepost 316

7:30 p.m.  O Christmas Tree

There is a special place for this holiday decoration in the hearts of everyone. Along the Parkway can be seen this symbol of Christmas, but come and learn about this beloved fir beyond is tradition.

Approximately 45 minutes in length

 

Crabtree Falls Campground Amphitheater- Milepost 340

7:30 p.m. – The Pesky Raccoon

They come in the middle of the night, rolling trash cans and raiding birdfeeders. And yet they look so cute… Come learn about the masked rascals and their clever ways.

Approximately 45 minutes in length

 

All programs are Free and open to the public


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