‘Songs of Service’ celebration planned Sept. 11   

September 02, 2020


The Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park and the Friends of the Museum are hosting their annual “Songs of Service” to celebrate the National Day of Service and Remembrance on Friday, September 11 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

 “Songs of Service” will feature a performance by the Childress Sisters. The Childress Sisters have been playing as a family band since 2012.

Their musical journey started from a few private lessons, then grew even further after attending Mountain Music School located at Mountain Empire Community College in Big Stone Gap. From there they moved on to the Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAMs) program located at Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park, gaining performance and teaching skills. The Childress Sisters are often found performing at music festivals, local musical venues, churches throughout Southwest Virginia, farmer’s markets and private bookings. Their most recent accomplishments include a featured performance at Pickin’ in the Park: Music in the Mountains at Natural Tunnel State Park, Lunch on the Lawn at the Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park, Home Craft Days, and Heartwood Youth Festival. plus performances at the Galax, Virginia JAMS camp. 

 Donations will be accepted and will benefit the Friends of the Museum.

 Participants are required to social distance between those not in the same household. Face coverings are required if you enter the museum for any reason during your visit. In case of inclement weather the event will be canceled.