Monday, June 10, 2013

Memorial to remember people removed by creation of Shenandoah National Park: meeting tonight

The Blue Ridge Heritage Project will hold a meeting from 7-9:00 tonight at the Blue Ridge Cafe in Ruckersville for those interested in getting in on the ground floor for a memorial to the people who were displaced from the Blue Ridge Mountains when the Shenandoah National Park took over that area.

Reporter Molly Balkenbush at NBC-29 covered the story:
Bill Henry, the project creator, says he hopes the memorial is more than a stone monument.  He wants it to be a living museum dedicated to the people who lost their mountain land to make way for the national park.

Henry says he hopes Monday night's meeting will get the project up and going.

"We're going to start forming committees tomorrow.  We're going to ask for a design committee.  We're going to try to have people get involved in starting initial fundraising, we're going to start working on, have a committee work on where we can locate the project," Henry said.
Tonight's meeting is open to the public.

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