We are excited to announce that Echoes From Catawba Volume 3 book release will be held Saturday, November 21 from 10 – 2 at the Salem Museum! Help spread the news and share this with family and friends!
We were disappointed when we learned that Catawba was not going to be able to hold the annual Holiday Market because of Covid-19. Thankfully, our biggest book distributor, the Salem Museum graciously agreed to host a book launch and book signing. There is plenty of room to spread out at the Museum allowing us to safely hold an event. Guests are required to wear masks at all times, over both mouth and nose, and maintain a distance of six feet from others. If this will be your first visit to the Salem Museum, you are in for a great treat!
A portion of book sales on this day will be donated to the Museum. Echoes From Catawba Volumes 1 and 2 will also be available for purchase. We hope you will join us on November 21!
So, what’s in Echoes From Catawba Volume 3?
This book contains twelve articles about interesting people and a variety of subjects. The lead article is a history of the Catawba Sanatorium as experienced by three generations of the Carroll family. The article follows the life of a man and his family, who were greatly impacted by the dreaded Tuberculosis disease. On what was property occupied by a resort community in the late 1850s, the first-ever TB Sanatorium in Virginia became a reality in Catawba in 1909. Guest writer Carolyn Pillow Mayhew gives us a wonderful story of her childhood living on the Catawba Sanatorium Campus. This article is a must for the hundreds of people who had loved ones there as patients, as well as for the doctors, nurses, service personnel, farmworkers, and anyone else with a connection to the Sanatorium.
For the first time, I have included Craig County stories since Catawba and Craig are so closely connected. The Craig section is a delightful story by guest writer and longtime friend Betty Munsey, who shares her childhood years visiting her Grandparents Smith in Paint Bank. I share some personal experiences of good times in our neighboring county.
I have an enjoyable article of the most recognized couple in Catawba, Frankie and Louise Garman, which will appeal to everyone. It portrays their lives together in the late 1940s, resulting in a lifetime together spanning 65 years.
The last residents of the Garman Homeplace are in an article that covers Will and Louemma Garman, Paul and Stacil Garman, and Gene and Truddy Garman.
Seven other articles cover a variety of subject matters for informative and enjoyable reading.
If you can’t make it to the book launch, books will be available for purchase at the Salem Museum, The Emporium in New Castle, and through our website on November 22.