Augusta Presents: Timber/Timbre: Falling Trees and Rising Voices – Logging and Music in West Virginia, 1880-1930

Augusta Presents: Timber/Timbre: Falling Trees and Rising Voices – Logging and Music in West Virginia, 1880-1930

The Augusta Heritage Center is proud to collaborate with the West Virginia University Watts Museum on their project – “Timber/Timbre: Falling Trees and Rising Voices – Logging and Music in West Virginia, 1880-1930.”

Join us on September 11, 2021 from 10 am- 4 pm, at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park, where Gerry Milnes will be speaking on the importance and nature of the region’s folk music in the West Virginia timber industry and provide examples of the tunes of the era.

“Music on the Mountain” will open with a 10 am-noon session on the porch at Cass, where featured musicians “Born Old” (Doug Van Gundy and Paul Gartner) will play the traditional music of the timber camps and more.

Musicians and visitors to the Cass Scenic Railroad State Park are encouraged to bring their own instruments to join in the informal music-making on the porch of the Cass Store for the second half (11-12) of the performance.

Gerry Milnes and company will give a lecture and performance from 2:00-4:00 pm under the pavilion at the end of the large parking lot. Both events are free and open to the public, thanks to the generous support of the West Virginia Humanities Council and the WVU Humanities Council.

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