The Salem Museum announces its newest feature exhibit, The Other Side of the Mountain: Life in the Catawba Valley. Based on the popular book series Echoes From Catawba by the Rev. Ted Carroll, this exhibit explores everyday life beginning with the Virginia Indians who first settled in Catawba; the culture that developed in the largely agrarian community; the stunning scenery—Dragon’s Tooth and McAfee Knob; and the modern institutions that have formed there. This exhibit will continue through March, 2022. Masks are recommended for all visitors and required for those who are unvaccinated or attending with a group.
All the books in the Echoes From Catawba series are currently available in the Museum’s gift Shop. The fourth and final volume is The Other Side of the Mountain, coming in December. Rev. Carroll will be on hand at the Salem Museum signing all four of his books on December 11, from 10 am to 3 pm. On the same day, the Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club will be providing information about hiking in Catawba and Marian McConnell will be signing her book, Catawba Murder Hole Cave.