2/10/2022 Mountain Song & Story Ep. #121 - The Birthplace of Country Music
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2/10/2022 Mountain Song & Story Ep. #121

Episode #121 “Historical Society of Washington County, Virginia”

Today I’ll be speaking with Walter Jenny Jr. President of the Historical Society of Washington County, VA. Located in downtown Abingdon, Virginia and founded in 1936, the Society has grown from a small collection housed in founders’ homes into one of the finest small historical and genealogical research facilities in Virginia. Tune in for a great discussion on what this organization does and more, including the story of the preservation efforts of moving the historic Hiram Dooley house across the street last year.

Today’s Playlist

 Carry Me Back to Old Virginia – Jerry Lee Lewis
The Old Home – The Stanley Brothers
East Virginia Blues – Carter Family
Oh, Virginia – Marty Robbins

Intro and theme music Omie Wise (feat. Kalia Yeagle) by Hasee Ciaccio
Background instrumental music by Brittany Haas, Produced by Darol Anger. All traditional old-time tunes. 2004.

Resources and Additional Materials

Historical Society of Washington County, Virginia
Historic Dooley House moved from original location in Abingdon