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Stephen S. McDaniel, Director

News Release: June 19, 2019

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History Alive! at West Virginia's state parks this summer

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Historical figures from Mark Twain to Sacagawea will be visiting West Virginia state parks during weekends this summer as part of the West Virginia Humanities Council’s History Alive! program.

The History Alive! program features scholars from around the state who portray historical figures at venues including museums, schools, libraries, community centers, and fairs and festivals. These living history performances provide a passage through time for student and adult audiences throughout the Mountain State.

“At Blackwater Falls, like at most state parks, we include a featured activity on weekends. The opportunity to have figures from United States history adds to the interpretative programs we plan at the park,” said Paulita Cousin, park naturalist.

The History Alive! programs are free to attend and open to all park visitors, overnight guests and the public.

Blennerhassett IslandMark TwainJune 20, 2019
Beech Fork State ParkSacagaweaJune 22, 2019
Watoga State ParkMark TwainJune 22, 2019
Beech Fork State ParkBenjamin FranklinJune 28, 2019
Watoga State ParkTeddy RooseveltJune 28, 2019
Pipestem Resort State ParkStonewall JacksonJune 29, 2019
Watoga State ParkBenjamin FranklinJuly 5, 2019
North Bend State ParkCharle SchulzJuly 6, 2019
Beech Fork State ParkMark TwainJuly 13, 2019
Pipestem Resort State ParkSacagaweaJuly 13, 2019
Blackwater Falls State ParkTeddy RooseveltJuly 18, 2019
Watoga State ParkOstenacoJuly 19, 2019
Beech Fork State ParkCharles SchulzJuly 20, 2019
Beech Fork State ParkOstenacoJuly 27, 2019
Blackwater Falls State ParkStonewall JacksonJuly 27, 2019
Pipestem Resort State ParkHarriet TubmanJuly 27, 2019
Beech Fork State ParkGabriel ArthurAugust 30, 2019
Blackwater Falls State ParkOstenacoSeptember 29, 2019

To learn more about West Virginia Humanities Council, visit www.wvhumanities.org. For more about History Alive! programs and other events and activities at West Virginia's state parks, visit www.wvstateparks.com.