• A Little Slice of Heaven

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    Name: A Little Slice of Heaven
    Date: April 23, 2017
    Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
    The Pie Shop Ladies
    Event Description:

    Amherst County Museum Hosts: The Pie Shop Ladies

     Amherst – On Sunday, April 23 at 2:30 p.m. Angela Woodruff Scott, her three sisters and their mother will share some of their family story, from slavery to Woodruff’s Store: Café & Pie Shop. Mrs. Scott is the author of A Little Slice of Heaven: A Celebration of Faith, Family, Perseverance, and Pie.

    On an out-of-the-way corner of a Virginia country road, four generations of the indomitable Woodruff family struggled and overcame impossible odds to create Woodruff’s Café and Pie Shop, home of what Southern Living Magazine called “the best apple pie ever (yes, really ever).” 

    With Southern grace, hospitality and humor, Angela Woodruff Scott tells the uplifting tale of a family who carved out their niche in a hostile environment, and somehow developed a flagship from slavery, to a 19th-century blacksmith shop, to a school bus stop, to a cash grocery, to the celebrated Woodruff’s Café & Pie Shop—pride of Amherst County. 

    In the book candid vignettes reveal the story of lives deeply informed by faith in God, old-fashioned family values, a strong work ethic, and love for fellow men and women, including the stranger—perhaps especially the stranger. It is a tale of courage, heartache, perseverance, and triumph over unbearable obstacles, richly sprinkled with colorful characters and outlandish events.

     The family will sign books following the program. Refreshments will be served.

     The Program is made possible by The Greater Lynchburg Community Trust.

     Amherst County Museum and Historical Society is a nonprofit educational organization whose mission is to discover, collect and preserve objects related to the history and genealogy of Amherst County. The society exhibits, interprets and offers its collections to provide educational experiences for people of all ages.

     For additional information on the program, contact Octavia Starbuck, Director, Amherst County Museum and Historical Society at 434-946-9068 or by the website email: staff@amherstcountymuseum.org.



    Hamble Center behind the Amherst County Museum and Historical Society
    154 South Main Street
    Amherst, VA 24521
    Date/Time Information:
    Sunday, April 23, 2017
    2:30 p.m.
    Contact Information:
    Octavia Starbuck, 434-946-9068
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