Muster on the Maury - Living History in the Valley of Virginia

We have set the dates for the 2015 Muster on the Maury

May 1 - 3, 2015

Friday May 1 will be the school day with the main activities taking place on Saturday and Sunday, May 2 and 3. We will be posting more information in the future.

Muster on the Maury, 2014, is now history. We had a lot of fun, except for the heavy rain Saturday. Fortunately we were able to move all the activities inside the large pavilion. The weather was nice Friday for school days and Sunday for the battle.

The 2014 Muster on the Maury is now on Youtube. Go there at
or go to Youtube and enter Muster on the Maury. Hope you enjoy the presentation

Here are a few photos from the 2014 event. Many more are on the YouTube presentation.


The Paxton House is a Historic Landmark built by Elisha Paxton in the 1830s. It was the boyhood home of his son, Confederate General Elisha "Bull" Paxton. The city of Buena Vista aquired the site in 1990 and it became a 315 acre city park. The park's web page is The house is being restored by the Paxton House Historical Society with some city funds and private donations. Last spring a visitor posted a Youtube video of him touring the Paxton House. For some reason the exact address will not paste here but go to and type in "paxton house buena vista"  Since then we have done a lot of restoration work but a lot more needs to be done. 
The City of Buena Vista, population 6600, is located in the beautiful Valley of Virginia at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, six miles from Lexington, three miles from Interstate 81 (exit 188) and the Blue Ridge Parkway, and accessible via US Routes 60 and 501. Go to the blog page and see the DIRECTIONS blog.
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