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Albert Mach's - Escape to the Mountains 2016 "Schooners"
This is an event created and organized by
Albert Mach Fine Art & Custom Framing
for the enjoyment and education of fellow artists, historians, friends,
neighbors, educators, parents, youth, and any other interested persons.
173 Mach Point Lighthouse Drive     Arthur, WV 26847     304-749-8757     escapetothemountains@hotmail.com

Albert Mach's - Escape to the Mountains 2016 "Schooners" will feature:
43 large, beautiful images of historic ships some from the 1800s.
There will be histories of these amazing schooners.
There will be 10 large historic charts of the coast these historic vessels plied.
Some of the charts are from the 1600s, 1700s, 1800s, & early 1900s!
There will be other large "Bird's Eye views" of some of the locations from 100 years ago.
You will be treated to many 100+ year old photos as well as post card images of these areas featuring schooners and steam ships giving you a feeling of life back then.
Finally presented, will be an interesting pictorial discussion of the Portland Observatory used in the days of these vessels.
Total presentation will be over 100 large images some as big as 4 feet high and 6 feet wide.



Schooner Images Click to see!
Charts on Display Click to see!
Click the side bar to the left for more history!

Spring Dates:    Approximately 6000 people saw the show this spring! 
March, April, and May 2016 with Spring Mountain Festival having special hours and events.
Location: Landes Arts Center 18 Mt. View Petersburg, WV 26847 during the months of March and April 2016. 
There is no admission charge, however the building is only open when other events are occurring or by appointment. 
To schedule an opening please call 304-749-8757 and leave a message.
The Landes Arts Center and the display will be open to the public during the Spring Mountain Festival  April 22-24, 2016
Hours during Spring Mountain Festival will be 1-6 on Friday, 9-6 on Saturday, and 1-5 on Sunday. 
There is no cost to view and enjoy this huge display, however donations to support this non-profit activity are greatly appreciated!
There are many other fun family things to do during Spring Mountain Festival!

Fall Date:    
Sept. 24 to 26, 2016 during the 63rd annual Heritage Weekend.
Hours will be Friday 12 noon to 9 pm, Sat 9 am to 9 pm, and Sunday 9 am to 5 pm.
Location will be the South Branch Inn.  1500 US highway 220 North   Moorefield, WV 26836
Activities Inside include a huge historical photographic display. Fine art GiClees, and a lot of other wonderful memorabilia.
There is no cost to view and enjoy this huge display, however donations to support this non-profit activity are greatly appreciated!
There are many other fun family things to do during Heritage Weekend in addition to the ones at the South Branch Inn.

Albert Mach's - Escape to the Mountains is a historian, an art Connoisseurs, and a photographer's sabbatical(see note below)

It is three wonderful days to escape to the mountains!
  • Seminars, discussions, and an unbelievably large display of historical information!
  • A wonderful and relaxing chance to learn, enhance your skills, get inspired, and add to your portfolio!
  • There is no cost to come to the event including the huge Historical Display.

Event organizer:

Escape to the Mountains Rt. 48 & 220

Albert Mach Fine Art & Custom Framing
173 Mach Point Lighthouse Drive
Arthur,WV 26836
Phone 1-304-749-8757
Contact: Albert C. Mach II
e-mail for information escapetothemountains@hotmail.com

Spring Dates Event Location:

Landes Arts Center
18 Mountain View
Petersburg, WV 26847
Displays will be up all of March & April.
Building can be opened with advanced notice.
Call and leave a message 304-749-8757.


Fall Dates Event Location:
Convention Center
South Branch Inn
1500 US Highway 220 N
Moorefield, WV 26836
Phone: 304-538-2033 Fax 304-538-2036 Toll Free: 1-800-856-9167
e-mail: info@wvafun.com

Albert Mach's - Escape to the Mountains is backed and supported by:

Crystal Cleaning Service since 1977
130 Mach Point Lighthouse Drive
Arthur (Petersburg), WV 26847
304-749-7827


The Hardy County Convention and Visitors 
 Bureau 
Main Street Mullen Hotel   P.O. Box 797   Moorefield, WV 26836
Telephone 304-897-8700

The Grant County Convention and Visitors Bureau
126 South Main Street (In the South Side Depot)  Petersburg, WV 26847
Telephone: (304) 257-9266    Toll-Free: (866) 597-9266     Fax: 847-662-2702

Heritage Weekend  http://heritageweekend.com/ 
Visitor centers for Heritage weekend are: 
Hardy County Public Library, Main Street, Moorefield (304) 538-6560 
Lost River Craft Cooperative, WV Route 259, Lost River (304) 897-7242
Antiques Etc., 295 N Main St., Wardensville, (304) 874-3300

Southside Depot 126 South Main Street Petersburg, WV 26847 304-257-9264

Note on Sabbatical

Sab·bat·i·cal  (suh-bat-i-kuhl)

1. of or pertaining or appropriate to the Sabbath.
2. ( lowercase ) of or pertaining to a sabbatical year.
3. ( lowercase ) bringing a period of rest.

noun
4. ( lowercase ) sabbatical year.
5. ( lowercase ) any extended period of leave from one's customary
work, especially for rest, to acquire new skills or training, etc.
Donation & Support
Thank you so much to the many volunteers and supporters who have made Escape to the Mountains a success!

Many appreciate the work we are doing with this event and how much benefit this is to our neighbors, families, and communities. A lot of our neighbors have assisted with old cameras they no longer need or want. These have gone to a "good Home". No doubt you have enjoyed these on display.

If you would like to support the event with a much needed monetary donation you can make it here.




If you want, you can also mail any donations to:
Escape to the Mountains
C/O Albert C. Mach II
173 Mach Point Lighthouse Drive
Arthur, WV 26847

 Thank you so very much!

For information please e-mail: escapetothemountains@hotmail.com.


Looking for the CityScape show???
Link to the web site:

Looking for the 2012 Photography History show???

Link to the original complete Escape to the Mountains 2012 "Our Photographic Heritage" web site:

Link to the 2012 pictures and comments web site:

Looking for the 2013 show "Our Civil War Heritage"???
Link to the Escape to the Mountains 2013 "Our Civil War Heritage" web site:

Looking for the 2014 show "Our Automotive Heritage"???
Link to the Escape to the Mountains 2013 "Our Automotive Heritage" web site:

2015 Shows were called "Our Heritage in Time"
I know this was the theme for many years, but will very well describe 2015 shows.
Displays included many highlights from displays from the last 10 and more years whether they are flowers, trains, vintage autos, cameras, civil war, historic homes, beautiful landscapes, CityScapes, ships, lighthouses, etc.!

2015 There was a special show called Brass Cameras & Brass Autos
This was held at one of the worlds foremost "brass era" auto museums, Seal Cove Auto Museum in Maine. It would be worth a visit to see this unique and fantastic collection of multimillion dollar autos. 
Here is a link to my web site describing the show August 2015:
Here is a link to their web site: http://www.sealcoveautomuseum.org/

2016 displays will feature "Schooners"!

2017 displays will be called "Our Local Heritage"!
These will feature many wonderful images from years gone by. You might think of some of the rare historical images of local railroads, our local photographers from years gone by, the images of our local communities shown in 2014, well 2017's display will have so much more!
If you have interesting images, stories, or other small transportable items you would like to share with the community please let me know as soon as possible.

2018 displays will feature the "Wonderful World of Animals"!

2019 displays will feature Lighthouses!


Crystal Cleaning Service since 1977
130 Mach Point Lighthouse Drive
Arthur (Petersburg), WV 26847
304-749-7827