"The Blue Ridge Heritage Project is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to honor and memorialize the families displaced from the Blue Ridge Mountains when Shenandoah National Park was established in the 1930s."
The Park was formed from parts of eight Virginia counties:
Albemarle, Augusta, Greene, Madison, Page, Rappahannock, Rockingham, and Warren.
Two information panels at the front of the memorial: a map of the Greene County land acquisition for the park, and the BRHP narrative of the displacement.
There are six information panels.
Each panel depicts an area of the families lives: home, school, church, socialization, work, and typical family life.
Text and photos are presented.
If you have questions or request more information, please contact the Blue Ridge Heritage Project (BRHP).
Blue Ridge Heritage Project
P.O. Box 1172
Stanardsville, Virginia 22973
You can also visit their web page http://www.blueridgeheritageproject.com/contact/
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The Chimney monument for Greene County families is also on the Historical Stanardsville Walking Tour.
Join us celebrating the holiday season at the museum. Poetry reading "Farewell To Greene",
by local poet Jamie K. Reiser.
Check out our NEW! or EVENTS page for details.