The Appalachian Forest Heritage Area (AFHA) is pleased to announce a concert series for 2015 that will feature traditional music artists from the region and beyond. This series is being held in conjunction with a new exhibit which will open later in the spring, “Homespun & Handmade: Culture in the AFHA Region.” Concerts will be held at the Darden Mill, a historic industrial building just one block away from downtown Elkins which now hosts AFHA’s Appalachian Forest Discovery Center and the West Virginia Railroad Museum.
The Appalachian Forest Heritage Area is an effort to integrate central Appalachian forest history, culture, natural history, products, and forestry management into a heritage tourism initiative to promote rural community development. AFHA celebrates the central Appalachian forest — its history, culture, natural history, forest management and products. This grassroots partnership works in West Virginia and western Maryland to explore the relationship between the Appalachian highlands forest and the people who live within it.
The museum is located at the corner of First Street and Railroad Avenue in Elkins, WV.