Museum of Appalachia celebrates legendary Cas Walker

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Cas Walker at WATE around 1960

The Museum of Appalachia will celebrate the legacy of the legendary Cas Walker on Saturday with a special program of live music, rare video clips, and a museum exhibit.

Orton Caswell “Cas” Walker, born March 23, 1902, and died Sept. 25, 1998, was a colorful politician, grocer and early radio and television personality who cultivated an image of standing up for the working class.

The show is spearheaded by archivist Bradley Reeves and will be 4-6 p.m. It includes a special screening of surviving video clips from the Farm and Home Show, including classic commercials, vintage music performances, bloopers and outtakes.

Tickets to the event are $10 and include admission to the Museum of Appalachia’s Hall of Fame, featuring the Cas Walker Exhibit, with artifacts from his early career.  

A preview begins at 3 p.m.

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