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Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor
Frank Jezioro, Director

News Release: October 1, 2013

Facebook: WV Commerce - State Parks

Hoy Murphy, Public Information Officer (304) 957-9365 hoy.r.murphy@wv.gov


Lori Lawrence, Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park blennerhassettislandsp@wv.gov 304-420-4800

Blennerhassett Island Brunch with Margaret Oct. 3, 2013

            PARKERSBURG, W.Va. - Enjoy a morning cruise to Blennerhassett Island hosted by Margaret Blennerhassett Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013.  Margaret will provide a glimpse into the 18th-century frontier life she and Harman experienced while living on Blennerhassett Island.  She will share intriguing stories about Aaron Burr, Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton.  Margaret’s love of entertaining makes her a sparkling hostess. Margaret is portrayed by actress/historian Debra Conner.

            The boat will depart for the island from Point Park in downtown Parkersburg at 10 a.m.  The cost of the Brunch with Margaret is $39.95 per person. The price of the ticket includes the round-trip sternwheeler ride, a guided tour of the Blennerhassett Mansion, brunch and program by Margaret, a narrated wagon ride tour, and a self-guided tour of the Blennerhassett Museum. 

            Space is limited and advance reservations are required. To purchase tickets, please call the park office at 304-420-4800. A golf cart with driver is available on the island to offer assistance.

            For more information about Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park and upcoming events, call 304-420-4800 or visit www.blennerhassettislandstatepark.com.


Photos Courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce.
Photos Courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce.