Our Vision is to:
- Develop a memorial site in each of the eight counties where land was acquired to create the Shenandoah National Park; and
- Educate visitors about the lives and culture of the people who lived in the mountains through living history presentations, exhibits, and demonstrations.
In order to recognize their contributions and their losses, each site will contain a memorial to the people from that county where the land was acquired for the park, with a plaque listing the surnames of those families. Through educational and cultural displays and demonstrations to depict people’s lifestyles, crafts, music and traditions, each county committee will promote events to reflect the particular culture of the community. Visitors to a site will gain a greater appreciation for the impact the park had on individual lives in general and for that particular community. Altogether, the eight sites will create a better understanding of life in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
How to Get Involved
- Share the project with family, friends, and community members interested in the history of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
- Join your local committee to assist in developing a memorial site and organizing educational, living history demonstrations to depict the traditions and culture of life in the mountains.
- Like and share BRHP on Facebook.
- Contribute your time, talents, and money to help promote the project.