Fields-Penn House 1860 Museum

Fields-Penn House 1860 Museum The Fields-Penn House interprets the lives of the two nineteenth-century families who lived in the home, the Fields in the years on the eve of the Civil War, and the Penn's in the gilded 1890s.
(9)

The Fields-Penn 1860 House Museum tells the story of two Abingdon families who helped shape the history of their small town in the nineteenth century. James Fields, an Abingdon brick mason, constructed the home for his wife Susan and their growing family over the period 1857-1860. Learn about how the inclusion of Georgian proportions and Greek revival elements influenced the interior design of the home. Hear about the Civil War’s impact on the Fields and how a decline in the American economy led to financial constraints on a family who had once displayed their wealth and social status in the “Best Parlor”. Investigate a Victorian bedroom to discover the history of the Penns, the second family to reside in the home. Discover family ties and how people lived in the nineteenth century. Make history come alive with a visit to the Fields-Penn House Museum.

Have you visited our sister site, Fairview, yet?
01/28/2016
Fairview

Have you visited our sister site, Fairview, yet?

Just a few short weeks ago, we were posting about the implementation of our winter schedule at Fairview, and the many exciting projects we are working on behind-the-scenes during the coldest months of the year! It seemed ironic to write about a winter schedule, when we had not yet had a taste of winter! Mother Nature delivered this weekend! Fairview received about a foot of snow during Winter Storm Jonas! Here are some of the photographs of Fairview blanketed in winter beauty:

http://fairview1815.com/2016/01/25/winter-storm-jonas/

11/24/2015
Abingdon

Abingdon

For the next few weeks, the Town of Abingdon will be publishing several posts on the town blog regarding the concerns of the proposed rezoning of the CEMA Corporation property. The staff has received several questions and wants to provide information by disseminating informational bulletins.

The first set of questions addresses zoning, an overview of the development project proposed for re-zoning, and the effects that the proposed rezoning would have on the Virginia Creeper Trail:

Come to our Christmas Market:  Sat. Dec. 5, 1-4 pm!
11/21/2015
Come to our Christmas Market:  Sat. Dec. 5, 1-4 pm!

Come to our Christmas Market: Sat. Dec. 5, 1-4 pm!

Can you tell how excited we are about our Christmas Market?  Miss Amy is already listening to Christmas music at the cabin and can't wait to break out the holly and the ivy!  If you're interested in being a vendor, or know someone who is interested, please ask them to email Amy at [email protected]

Let's Talk Turkey at Fairview:  see what's happening in November!
11/17/2015
Happy Thanksgiving!

Let's Talk Turkey at Fairview: see what's happening in November!

We're talking turkey at Christmas at Fairview! Warm up with a visit to Fairview this fall!

Join our sister site, the Abingdon Muster Grounds for the Muster of Militia this Saturday, August 8!
08/06/2015
Take a step back in time at the Muster of Militia

Join our sister site, the Abingdon Muster Grounds for the Muster of Militia this Saturday, August 8!

ABINGDON, Va. — Those who visit the Muster Grounds in Abingdon this Saturday will think they stepped back in time to 1780 as the Overmountain Men and their families came to live at the Muster of Militia.

04/17/2015

Do you have electronics that need to be recycled? Take them to Depot Square this Saturday from 9-1 as part of Sustain Abingdon's Earth Day activities! They will also offer document shredding! http://ow.ly/d/3cIL

Join us tomorrow night as Joella Johnson Barbour and the Black's Fort Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolutio...
04/15/2015
Shared via

Join us tomorrow night as Joella Johnson Barbour and the Black's Fort Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will present "Masterpiece Quilts from the DAR Museum" at 7 pm at the Washington County Public Library. The DAR Museum was founded in 1890 concurrent with its parent organization, The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The intention was to preserve objects of the past, with an emphasis on recording the achievements and contributions of women. Please join us for this exciting presentation! http://ow.ly/i/alhze

Join us tonight for "Quilts and History:  The American Civil War".  Abingdon's Coordinator for the Historic Properties, ...
04/14/2015
Shared via

Join us tonight for "Quilts and History: The American Civil War". Abingdon's Coordinator for the Historic Properties, Amy Looney will speak at the Historical Society of Washington County, Virginia tonight, Tuesday, April 14 at 6:30 p.m. http://ow.ly/i/alcnq

Address

208 W Main St
Abingdon, VA
24210

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Fields-Penn House 1860 Museum posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Museum

Send a message to Fields-Penn House 1860 Museum:

Category

Nearby museums


Other History Museums in Abingdon

Show All