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Great Feuds of Southern Appalachia, American Folk Dancing and Folk Song History

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6 Days | 5 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Great Feuds of Southern Appalachia
Discover the folklore and little known facts of some famous feuds of the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Inspect specific motives behind well known feuds like the Hatfield's and McCoy's and explore other showdowns like the Matewan Massacre.

Folk Dancing Through Our History
Enjoy the social folk dancing that has always been a part of our American heritage from the stately Colonial English Country Dancing, the pioneer Play Parties, the rousing Virginia Reel, to the Appalachian and Western Squares. Simple, fun and great exercise, there is no experience necessary to enjoy these cultural treasures.

Folk Song History
Take a journey of our country through American folk songs. Learn the significance of music as it applies to colonialism, independence, seafaring, railroads, cowboys, the Civil War and the dust bowl days. Sing along and enjoy memories galore.

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Participants should be able to walk a short distance and stand for one hour.

Coordinated by W.E. Skelton 4-H Educational Conference Center at Smith Mountain Lake.

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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
19 Expert-led lectures
3 Field trips
6 Hands-on experiences
7 Performances


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