WRSP presents Brocades and Buckskins

Staff Report

February 14, 2014

This Feb. 22 as part of the winter schedule of events, Wilderness Road State Park (WRSP) will present Brocades and Buckskins. Program activities will begin at 1 p.m. at the parks visitor’s center theater and will detail the clothing of colonial Virginia.

Park Ranger Ryan Teague will take an in-depth look at the fashion of the time, the regional influence of material, and the relationship between clothing and social classes. This program will last approximately one hour.

In addition to program activities, the Powder Horn Gift Shop will be open and the 20-minute high definition film “Wilderness Road, Spirit of a Nation” will be playing at scheduled times throughout the day.

Each year WRSP presents special historical interpretive programs which are thematic to events that took place at, or near Martin’s Station during the third quarter of the 18th century.

Historic Martins Station is the re-creation of Captain Joseph Martin’s Fort originally built in 1775. The fort was located near present day Rose Hill, Va. and played a key role in the settlement of the American frontier and Westward expansion during the Revolutionary War.

Wilderness Road State Park is located in Ewing, Va., which is less than two hours away from Knoxville Tenn., Bristol Va. and Lexington. For more information contact Wilderness Road at 276-445-3065,