NCLC 398: Virginia from the Ground Up: Discovering the Appalachian Past at Nicholson Hollow
March 10-13, 2014 (Spring Break)
Instructor: Mills Kelly
In the late 1930’s the Commonwealth of Virginia removed almost 100 people from their homes and farms in Nicholson Hollow on the shoulders of Old Rag Mountain to create the Shenandoah National Park. Though the people were gone, their homes, barns, walls, and family cemeteries remained, left to decay. Almost 75 years later, only one of those homes, Corbin Cabin, remains. But the stone chimneys, headstones, stacked stonewalls, and other bits and pieces of the lives of the residents of Nicholson Hollow can still be found scattered along the Hughes River.
Course fee is $925.00 and includes tuition, transportation and lodging. Students will need to provide their own Sleeping bags and backpacks (lodging is in Corbin Cabin with beds).
Space is limited! To reserve a spot in this course complete the appropriate forms and return to FS. A $250 non-refundable deposit can be paid either by personal check (made payable to "George Mason University") or cash to the Center for Field Studies office at 433 Enterprise Hall.
For information about course academics contact Professor Mills Kelly. For information about registration and payment please contact Greg Justice or call 703-993-1740 Monday through Friday 9am to 4:30pm.