Dragon Festival 2018: Virginia Museum of Natural History

What happens when science meets folklore?

A dragon explosion!

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Meet Terra! She is the beautiful creation of artist,  J. Leigh, of The Color of Mud studio.

 

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Dr. Poli, Dr. Stoneman, and Terra are happy that Dragon Festival was so well attended!

 

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Dr. Martha Kuchar speaking on Slavic Dragons.

 

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Dr. Tina Hanlon on Dragons in Children’s Literature and Beyond.

 

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Author, Sharyn McCrumb, connecting us to the folkloric content of her ballad novels.

 

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Beautiful Chinese dragons! Thank you, Dr. Stella Xu.

 

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Chasing the Dragon in one of its forms.

 

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From Victorian sideshow fodder to fossil-folklore hypothesis.

 

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J. Leigh Studio wares.

 

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Beautiful dragons! Miss Kitty’s Society for Wayward Cosmonauts performing.

 

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Something here is a bit odd! Dragon sculptures by J. Leigh.

 

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Dragons breathe fire!

 

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The Vikings were held off in the attempt on Terra’s life!

Dragon Fest is Here!

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Join us this Friday, September 21, 4:30-6:30 pm, for 

Roanoke College DRAGON FEST!

This family friendly event features:

Live music by Erin and the Wildfire

The Vikings of the Valley

The Virginia Museum of Natural History

The Color of Mud Studio

Black Snake Meadery

Jousting

Lawn Games

Live reptiles

Face Painting

Caricature Artist

Magic Wands

Chinese Culture Exhibit

Hooping

Selfie Station

Dragon Petting Zoo

and More!

Located on the Back Quad, accessible from High Street; use the parking lot near Olin Hall or the lot on Thompson Memorial Drive, behind Fintel Library.

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