The Appalachian History and Western Civilization first and second semester classes will be holding their "History 2016-2017" field trip on April 21 - April 22, 2017. Students will be visiting the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton, Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine in Beckley, West Virginia as well as the Princeton Railroad Museum in Princeton, West Virginia. As part of these location visits, students will tour an authentic restoration of a frontier community at the Frontier Culture Museum, which is staffed by "living history" costumed interpreters who describe the life and activities of the residents.

The field trip will begin with registration on Friday, April 21, 2017 at 8:00 am in Le Café (located on the first floor near the elevator) of the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon, Virginia. The field trip will conclude around 6:30 pm on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center.


To attend the field trip, a student's parent or legal guardian must complete, sign, and return to the Governor's School, with all documents received at the Governor's School Office no later than Friday, April 7, 2017, the following:

Also, a check made out to Linwood Holton Governor's School for the amount of $50.00 must be included with the above completed forms. DO NOT SEND CASH, MONEY ORDER, or CASHIER's CHECK. (The deposit is returned if the student honors their trip reservation.)

Please send the payment and completed forms to:
A. Linwood Holton Governor's School
Attn: Field Trip
P.O. Box 1987
Abingdon, Virginia 24212

Right click here, and select "Save Target As ..." for all of the above listed forms as well as a description of trip details in a downloadable "PDF" file format, which is then saved to your computer. (The linked file you download must then printed. Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader is required to view and/or print the PDF file formatted document package once you have saved it to your local computer.)


To allow sufficient time to secure rooms at the hotel, students must have their check and paperwork to the Governor's School by Friday, April 7, 2017 in order to participate in this field trip.