Blue Ridge PBS is “On the Road Again” showcasing unique and interesting attractions and destinations that are just a short drive away.
If you’re looking for something to do, we’ll have some great ideas for you.
RED HILL PATRICK HENRY NATIONAL MEMORIAL, Brookneal, VA
CRYSTAL SPRING STEAM PUMP, Roanoke, VA
On this episode of “On the Road Again” we visit a hidden gem in the Roanoke Valley. The Crystal Spring Steam Pump is a historic steam pump engine built in 1905, and supplied Roanoke residents with cool spring water from the Crystal Spring. The pump operated continuously until 1957, and today, it is recognized as a very important part of the city’s history. It is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Get more information: History Museum of Western Virginia - RoanokeHistory.org
CAMERA HERITAGE MUSEUM, Staunton, VA
We are On the Road Again, and if you are a camera collector or enthusiast, you need to plan a visit to the Camera Heritage Museum in Staunton. Get more information: CameraHeritageMuseum.com, email to info@CameraHeritageMuseum.com or call (540) 886-8535.
NRV MUSHROOM CLUB
ON THE ROAD AGAIN is in Montgomery County meeting up with the New River Valley Mushroom Club. Members of this unique club forage for wild mushrooms for culinary and scientific purposes, and some do it just for fun! See what this club is all about and why fungi is such a necessary element in our ecosystem. Facebook: New River Valley Mushroom Club or email Rebecca Rader at firstname.lastname@example.org
Harmony Farm Animal Sanctuary
ON THE ROAD AGAIN heads to Botetourt County for a visit to Harmony Farm Sanctuary, a sanctuary specifically designed for farm animals that have been abandoned or surrendered by their owners. Goats, pigs, horses and sheep, are just a few of the breeds that have found a safe and happy life at Harmony Farm. The sanctuary is operated by Angels of Assisi. Get more information at AngelsOfAssisi.org
Railroad Relic Garden
Blue Ridge PBS is ON THE ROAD AGAIN and this time, we’re in Lynchburg, Virginia visiting a Railroad Relic Garden. Aubrey Wiley is a life-long railroad buff, and he’s collected more than 50 vintage railroad relics, including signal lights, markers, structures, phone boxes and signs. Join us as we take a look at these unique pieces and hear from the collector himself. Get more information at aubreywileyrailroadrelicgarden.blogspot.com or email@example.com