History comes alive in Radford
The first Cabin Days event at Ingles Farm for the 2012 season will be held April 28-29.
The reconstruction of the earliest part of this ancestral farm will be open to the public from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on those days.
While open to the public, interpreters depict and explain life in the New River Valley during the late 1700s.
“We are trying to portray what a rural farm family would have gone through in a typical growing season,” said John Jeffries, history interpreter and descendent of Mary Draper Ingles.
The cabin remains one of the most interesting home sites in the New River Valley. The farm includes the restored cabin which has been furnished to reflect the late 1700s, a garden and representative livestock. While there, recount Mary’s capture by Shawnee Indians in the mid-1700s and the perils she faced to find her way more than 700 miles back home.
There is no admission charge and children are welcome. Ingles Farm is located at 9 Wilderness Road in Radford.
The farm will also be open to the public on these dates: May 27-28, June 16-17, July 14-15, Aug. 11-12, Sept. 2-3 and Oct. 6-7.
More information is available at www.InglesFerry.org.
– Submitted by Deb Cooney, city of Radford
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