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Reviews, photos and videos for program: The Appalachian Experience
Theodore from Williamsburg, VA Number of programs attended: 10
Date attended: 09/21/14 - 09/26/14
This is a wonderful program in a beautiful setting. The program introduces you to the people and culture of Appalachia, including it's history, literature, poetry, folklore, music, and most importantly, what is and what is not real Appalachian culture. Mountain Lake is a gem set on a forested mountain in southwestern Virginia. The stone lodge is isolated, quiet and rustic, but newly decorated and comfortable, with TV and WiFi. The forest solitude and night stars are magnificent!

Carolyn from Peoria, IL Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 10/13/13 - 10/18/13
Road Scholar is a gem for allowing my age group of seniors to continue learning, meet interesting people and extend my wings of knowledge.

Deborah from Clifton, VA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 07/14/13 - 07/19/13
While the East Coast sweltered in the July heat wave, 13 Road Scholars stayed cool and dry atop Salt Pond Mountain at Mountain Lake Lodge. What a great way to spend a week, learning about all things Appalachian: the flora and fauna, history, culture, folklore, music, literature, and art. Beautiful setting, engaging presenters, wonderful leaders, delightful group – I missed seeing them all at breakfast the morning after we departed from our Appalachian Experience.

Colleen from Bel Air, MD Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 07/14/13 - 07/19/13
A great balance of activities encompassing the region. I was enthralled by the knowledge and passion of the speakers for their native Appalachia. I came away wanting to read more poems and novels written by natives. I was so impressed by the beauty of the mountain and the creativity of the people. The porch jam was great fun as well as the banjo player the puppet dancers! This was my first experience but there will be more

Susan from Woolwine, VA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 07/14/13 - 07/19/13
A Week of Mountain Lore at the Feet of the Masters--those who live it and learned it here in Appalachia. It is a chance to butt heads with and perhaps bow to Mountain Magic. Inexorable experience.


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