"The Heyday of Natural Bridge Station": Rockbridge Historical Society Program

April 02, 2017

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Natural Bridge Elementary School
42 Natural Bridge School Road
Natural Bridge Station, VA 24579

(540) 464-1058

Fried Green Tomatoes? The Whistle Stop Café?? If you’re charmed by the touch of that era, and that type of a small crossroads town, come explore “The Heyday of Natural Bridge Station,” the Rockbridge Historical Society’s first quarterly program of 2017.

RHS President Stephen D. Beck will share a slideshow presentation, illuminating the vitality of Natural Bridge Station in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including some of its neighboring communities, and the many families in the southern part of Rockbridge who would build its foundations over the years. Natural Bridge Station was fundamentally shaped by the James River, the Kanawha Canal, and the coming of two railroads, along with other significant investments and industrial initiatives in the mid to late 19th century that would spur development in this vital corridor for the County.

For more information on these and other RHS programs and activities, call 540.464.1058, email rochist@hotmail.com, or visit facebook.com/rockbridgehistoricalsociety