Martinsville, Virginia


Meet Dr. Joe Keiper

Meet a Martinsville Insider: Dr. Joe Keiper
Executive Director, Virginia Museum of Natural History
Where do you go to enjoy sports & recreation?

"The Smith River is a cool place to spend a hot summer day. A float by canoe or kayak
has a lot of scenery, good birds and wildlife, and is a great place to enjoy time with friends."

What is the most interesting tidbit about the Virginia Museum of Natural History?

"Legend has it that there is a label from a tuna fish can affixed to the 11 million year
old whale skeleton hanging from the ceiling. After working here since 2010,
I have been unable to locate it... Does it even exist?"

Where is your favorite place to shop?

"The Farmers' Market has a lot to offer that is fresh and local. I buy gifts for friends
such as honey and wine, as well as get fresh fruits and vegetables, meat and fish, as baked goods as well."

Get out to explore Martinsville-Henry County and see for yourself!

Whatever your passion, you'll love the pace!