Albemarle Blue Ridge Heritage Project is a grassroots effort to honor the sacrifices made by Albemarle County (Virginia) residents and landowners who were displaced so that Shenandoah National Park could be established.
This group’s effort in Albemarle County is one of eight county-level grassroots efforts as part of the overall Blue Ridge Heritage Project.
The central mission of the project is to create a monument, in the form of a stone chimney, to honor these families and their sacrifices. Additionally, the group plans to create a shelter that will including information kiosks and can be used for mission-related cultural events.
Through these cultural events, the project plans to encourage historical and cultural tourism to the area and educate these visitors about the people who lived in this area of the Blue Ridge Mountains before the park.
We will encourage living history presentations and promote cultural exhibits, displays, and demonstrations in order to bring to life the world of those who gave up so much to make Shenandoah National Park possible.
Keep an eye out here for future events.
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