Monthly Archives: June 2009

Listen Here: weekly Appalachian History podcast posts today

We post a new episode of Appalachian History weekly podcast every Sunday. You can start listening right away by clicking the podcast icon over on the left side of your screen. If you’d rather grab the show off itunes for later listening, click here. We open today’s show on a road trip with guest blogger […]


Interview with Sarah Moon, author of ‘Light Comes’

Appalachian History: You’re a Milwaukee-born individual, trained in Washington and Massachusetts, teaching writing at Baruch College in NYC. What connects you emotionally to the folks of Appalachia? Why should they care about your voice? Sarah Moon: My connection to this region began in 2006, when our company New Mummer Group brought a little known Tennessee […]


New Play: ‘Light Comes’ Reviewed

“We belong to the mountain; what you do to the land, you do to the people,” says Caitlin, the pivotal character in Sarah Moon’s brand new play Light Comes. The New Mummers theatre troupe unveiled the play’s first public reading last Friday, May 29th, in New York City as the kickoff event to the 2nd […]


Endangered Rural Virginia School Seeking New Life

Please welcome guest blogger Sonja Ingram. Ms. Ingram is a Partners in the Field representative for Preservation Virginia and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. This article first ran May 27, 2009 on the PreservationNation blog. Being the field representative for Preservation Virginia and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, I receive many phone calls […]

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