Wednesday, May 14, 2008

DRBA to Present Program on Local History

Ridgeway, VA—Can you imagine having to go outside to get a glass of water, or only eating foods that you grew? We often take our modern conveniences for granted.

On Saturday, May 24th, take a walk back in time as the Dan River Basin Association (DRBA) presents “Life on the Burgess Plantation.” The free program will begin at 2:00 p.m. at the Richard P. Gravely, Jr. Nature Preserve on Eggleston Falls Road in Ridgeway.

John Burgess 7th, great-grandson of former plantation owner John Henry Burgess, will share stories about his family’s history and explain what life was like on their Henry County plantation in the 1800’s. All ages are invited to attend the program.

Following Mr. Burgess’ presentation, a guided walking tour of the nature preserve, including the Burgess family cemetery, will be given by Jennifer Doss of the Dan River Basin Association. For more information on the program, please contact Jennifer Doss, DRBA’s Rivers & Trails Project Manager, at 276-634-2545 or

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