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No Cave Tours or Hensley Tours on September 27
There will be no Gap Cave or Hensley Settlement tours offered on September 27, 2014 due to special Heritage Walk program. For more information please call the park visitor center at (606) 248-2817, extension 1075.
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TOWN BRANCH BLUEGRASS TO PERFORM AT CUMBERLAND GAP NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK
Contact: Scott Teodorski, (606) 248-2817
Who can resist an evening of pickin’ and grinnin’ that makes the heart sing, the feet stomp and the hands clap with delight? Such will be the Saturday, June 13th evening at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park as Town Branch Bluegrass takes to the stage at the Wilderness Road Campground Amphitheater. With banjo, mandolin, bass, guitar, and of course vocals, this southwestern Virginia group of six will perform the traditional songs of yesterday, accentuated with “the drivin’ sound of a modern style.”
Park Naturalist Scott Teodorski invites all to this free program. “Music is a big part of Appalachia and Town Branch Bluegrass will make all feel right at home. With a campfire as our backdrop, the pines overhead and the rich tones of Town Branch Bluegrass, the evening will be nothing less than perfect.”
In the event of rain, the 8:00 p.m. program will be held in the visitor center auditorium. For more information on park programs, please call 606-248-2817, extension 1075.
Did You Know?
Vice President Richard Nixon visited Cumberland Gap on July 3, 1959 to commemorate the formal dedication of the park which took place the following day. While at the park he visited the scenic Pinnacle Overlook and attended festivities in the nearby town of Middlesboro, Kentucky.