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Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park to Host WiseJAMS Music Program

Big Stone Gap, VA. The Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park is excited to announce the spring semester of the WiseJAMS music program. WiseJAMS seeks to preserve our important Appalachian mountain music heritage by offering low-cost classes in fiddle, old time banjo and guitar to small groups of students in after-school settings.

Classes will begin on Thursday, February 23 and will run through Thursday, May 11 for the 2023 spring session. Classes will be held at the Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park on Thursdays from 3:45 – 5:45 p.m. and will serve students in grades 3-8. Youth who participate in this program are required to attend all weekly classes. During the classes, students will receive an after school snack and a 90- minute instructional session.

For more information about the WiseJAMS music program, please call the Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park at 276-523-1322, or email Retha Cole at doretha.cole@dcr.virginia.gov.

The award-winning Virginia State Parks are managed by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation.


For more information about Virginia State Parks’ activities and amenities or to make reservations in one of the more than 1,800 campsites or 300 climate-controlled cabins, call the Virginia State Parks Reservation Center at 800-933-PARK or visit www.virginiastateparks.gov.

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