COA Invites E&H for One More Road Trip!

Posted by Monica Hoel
The Emory & Henry Alumni Office is pleased to be participating one last time in the “College for Online Adults” sponsored by the SWVA Higher Education Center.

Dubbed the “E&H Road Trip,” the E&H class for COA has been fashioned in the style of Emory & Henry’s annual summer alumni college, More Than A Vacation. Topics vary each week and tend to be about things previously unknown.

Fall participants were taken to a variety of locations in the local region (like the new Tumbling Creek cidery and The Birthplace of Country Music Museum). Winter participants enjoyed touring a series of “Cool Bees” (like Birding with Dr. Steven Hopp, learning about Bats from VDOT, and talking about the history of Barbershop music with Warren and Andy Fuson).

This spring, we are using Atlas Obscura as our muse, and we’re going to visit unusual locations around the Eastern U.S. that could provide a fascinating, fun, and low-crowd road trip for those looking to hit the road safely this year.

All events are on Thursdays at 1 pm beginning on April 8. Check the list, mark your calendars, and join us on your lunch hour for a behind-the-scenes look at some interesting spots on the map. Register with the Higher Ed Center for a Zoom link – you’ll find a link in each of the events highlighted below.

April 8, 1 pm: First stop – the Gray Fossil Site in Tennessee! Filled with amazing surprises that tell an incredible history. We’ll get a behind-the-scenes tour! https://www.ehc.edu/calendar/event_id/44391/view/event

April 15, 1 pm: We’re headed to Richmond for a visit to The Poe Museum with E&H grad Tatiana Boelen: https://www.ehc.edu/calendar/event_id/44425/view/event

April 22, 1 pm: If Poe wasn’t creepy enough, let’s talk about ghosts! E&H Alumna Tonia Kestner, Executive Director of the Bristol Public Library, and Jeanne Powers Head of the Reference Department, will team up to lead us on a tour of haunted places in the Virginia Highlands:: https://www.ehc.edu/calendar/event_id/44426/view/event

April 29, 1 pm: Let’s get deep – with a trip to the cave systems in Kentucky! Our guide will be Dave Foster, E&H alumnus and executive director of the American Cave Conservation Association: https://www.ehc.edu/calendar/event_id/44427/view/event

May 6, 1 pm: Next stop, North Carolina with a look at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham led by E&H grad Nicole Powell: https://www.ehc.edu/calendar/event_id/44428/view/event

May 13, 1 pm: Our last road trip stop is in West Virginia to visit rare books and unusual sites with E&H grad Stewart Whitmore Plein, rare books curator at the WVU Library: https://www.ehc.edu/calendar/event_id/44429/view/event

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  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/191-marsha-wagoner-kayaking-into-the-sunset"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2400/1727_IMG-4387.rev.1513886589.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2400/1727_IMG-4387.rev.1513886589.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2400/1727_IMG-4387.rev.1513886589.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2400/1727_IMG-4387.rev.1513886589.JPG 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2400/1727_IMG-4387.rev.1513886589.JPG 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2400/1727_IMG-4387.rev.1513886589.JPG" alt="Marsha Wagoner at Farmer's Hardware in Sparta, NC." width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2400/1727_IMG-4387.rev.1513886589.JPG 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2400/1727_IMG-4387.rev.1513886589.JPG 3x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="2400" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/191-marsha-wagoner-kayaking-into-the-sunset">Marsha Wagoner: Kayaking into the sunset??</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"> After 80 years in business, Farmer’s Hardware in Sparta is saying goodnight. <a href="/live/news/191-marsha-wagoner-kayaking-into-the-sunset" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/2127-lisa-dingus-bratton-teacher-of-the-yearagain"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,7,317,323/10588_Lisa_Bratton_2.rev.1639524292.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,7,317,323/10588_Lisa_Bratton_2.rev.1639524292.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,7,317,323/10588_Lisa_Bratton_2.rev.1639524292.jpg" alt="Lisa Dingus Bratton Emory & Henry Class of 1988" width="345" height="225" data-max-w="317" data-max-h="316" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/2127-lisa-dingus-bratton-teacher-of-the-yearagain">Lisa Dingus Bratton: Teacher of the Year...Again!</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Lisa Dingus Bratton has taught math at Ross N. Robinson Middle School in Kingsport for 34 years….except for that one year she was an assistant principal.</span> <a href="/live/news/2127-lisa-dingus-bratton-teacher-of-the-yearagain" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>