Our Travels: Drapers Meadow

History of Draper's Meadow, now Blacksburg, Virginia.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Smithfield Plantation

Built in 1774 as the home of William Preston, his wife Susanna Smith Preston, and their seven children, the original building stands today as a living history museum. Donated by Janie Preston Boulware Lamb in 1959 to the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities (APVA), today Smithfield serves as a museum of the westward expansion, and site of numerous living history weekend events. Smithfield Plantation


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