SAVING THE RURAL RETREAT DEPOT
HELP US SAVE THE DEPOT
The Rural Retreat Depot was built in 1856 by the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad as a shipping point for local produce. In 2011 the Rural Retreat Depot Foundation purchased the Depot in a sad state of disrepair, with a mission to restore it and then manage it as a history museum and regional event space. 

As we go into 2016 the foundation and roof have been fully replaced and the exterior restored to its 1940's look. This work has been accomplished by many hours of locally donated labor and through generous private donations and grants. As early as 2013 the Depot started to be used for events.


OUR WORK IS NOT DONE AND WE NEED YOUR CONTINUING SUPPORT
The Depot exterior was first priority in order to halt further degradation. Now that it's done we turn our attention to the interior. The former waiting room will become a modern museum with interactive kiosks brimming with content about the Depot's role in history. The freight room is to become an event space suitable for everything from weddings and reunions to theatrical and musical productions that can be streamed over the internet to audiences far away from but interested in our Appalachian culture. 
THE BULLETIN BOARD

October 1 Farmers Market Dinner at the Depot 
Get tickets from Tom at the Market
October 9  Music Jam 3 to 5 PM Contact Jim for details
November 19  Home Tour 
December 2, 3  Christmas Bazaar
December 3 Drawing for Big Beef Giveaway


The Rural Retreat Farmers Market at the Depot
 is open every Wednesday from 1:30 to 5:30 PM
 through October 5th



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