Due to the COVID-19 health emergency, we must cancel some of our upcoming events:
The 5th Moonshine Heritage Car Show on April 25th
The May Day Celebration for Homeschoolers on May 1
The 9th Crooked Road Dulcimer Festival May 21-24.
These events will be rescheduled for 2021.
In the meantime, we have put our gift shop online so everyone can order their own “Virginia is for Moonshine Lovers” hat, t shirts and bumper stickers along with our unique selection of handcrafted regional items. Simply click “Shop” on the menu above

As of Monday, March 16, the Blue Ridge Institute & Museum will temporarily close to the public through April 23, 2020. The closure is a proactive measure to protect the health of the visitors and staff in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19). 

We appreciate your understanding and look forward to providing you with updates on our reopening as we assess the situation over the next few weeks. Further updates to our operating hours will be announced on this website and our social media pages. Please take this time to visit our online exhibits along with checking out our YouTube channel! Thank you for your understanding.