Into the Wilderness: The Settlement of Virginia’s Frontier

July 28, 2007 - January 06, 2008

Price-Strongwell Cultural Heritage Galleries

Exhibit Details

With Wallace Gusler’s expertise as Curatorial Consultant, we are pleased to present the material culture of Virginia’s frontier in the 18th and early 19th century, including longrifles, other weapons, reproduction costumes, and illustrations. As English, Scotch-Irish, and Germans settled the New World, they gradually moved down the Valley of Virginia into the mountains and Native American territory, following the Great Wagon Road and the Wilderness Road. The hunters, traders, and surveyors that blazed these trails transformed the wilderness to backcountry—the western frontier of the emerging colonies.