EXPLORING HISTORY and AMERICAN FRONTIER CULTURES OF THE 18TH CENTURY
Our 2017 Activities
2017 Trails Inc. Living History Schedule of Events:
If you see a series of question marks on the schedule, that means that the dates, times, or places are not yet certain. Check this website upon occasion to see updates. Also, if you have further questions on any of these scheduled items, contact the numbers or websites given with each item.
Our regional history from the protohistoric period up to the Civil War era is vastly more interesting than most folks realize. There are many lessons to be learned from the daily lives of the people whose diverse cultures so heavily influenced modern southern Appalachian culture. Our popular Tracking and 18th Century Woodslore weekend (T&W) is happening at Twin Falls State Park again this year. Twin Falls, in Wyoming County WV, always serves as an excellent backdrop for this program midwinter. Students enrolled in the WV Master Naturalist certification program can receive up to 10 hours class credits in three class subjects if they attend the whole weekend workshop (4 hrs. Tracking, 3 hrs. Medicinal/Edible/Useful Plants, and 3 hrs. Nature In Winter).
Stay connected to history through living history events! ---Doug Wood.
2016 For details of the Ostenaco and Gabriel Arthur presentations see the webpage tab for History Alive!
-Jan. 13-15 – Tracking & Woodslore Weekend at Twin Falls State Park, WV. http://www.twinfallsresort.com/Lore.pdf This is an inexpensive three-night stay at a wonderful resort state park with more tracking walks and interpretive programs added than in previous years. Pre-registration required. Contact Cody Cochran at 1-304-294-4000 or email@example.com
-Feb. 12, 2pm – St. Albans, WV at the William P. Burdette Memorial Building at 404, 4th Ave. Doug will make a presentation on local historic trails and travel corridors.
-Mar. 30 – 4pm, Special natural history/cultural history presentation including History Alive! Ostenaco at the annual workshop of the Association of Mid-Atlantic Aquatic Biologists, held at Cacapon State Park, WV. http://amaab.org/agenda.html
-Apr. 21-23, Doug will make presentations at the Watoga State Park WV Wild Edible Festival & Earth Day, sponsored by the Pocahontas Nature Club. For details and preregistration, call 304-799-4087. http://www.watoga.com/special.html
-May 11, Time TBA, Doug or Dianne will be assisting with a special nature day at Camp Thornwood in Pocahontas County WV for Wetzel County students.
-May 12-14 – at 4-H Camp Ceaser during the Webster County Nature Tours, Doug and Dianne will help lead hikes and make presentations. Check the web for updates on the agenda.
-May 20, 1PM and after – The Siege of Fort Randolph, Krodel Park, Point Pleasant, WV. Open to the public. https://www.facebook.com/events/176865329378003
-June 16, 6-8pm, at the WV Cultural Center Archives Library Doug will make a powerpoint presentation about Gabriel Arthur's 1674 journey through southern WV.
-June 24-25, at Fort Necessity National Battlefield Doug and Dianne will participate in The Surrender of Half King's Fort historical interpretation. Watch the webpage as it gets built: https://www.nps.gov/fone/planyourvisit/calendar.htm
-July 25, 7:30pm, at Boy Scout Camp Mahonegon Doug will perform History Alive! Ostenaco for the registered scout campers.
-July 26-30, Doug and Dianne will assist with historical interpretation during Pioneer Life Week at Carter Caves State Park, KY: http://parks.ky.gov/calendar/details/pioneer-life-week/18622/
-August 5, Time TBA??? – at Charleston's Craik-Patton Historic House, Doug and Dianne will demonstrate Eastern Woodland Indian Life Skills and Doug will perform either Ostenaco or Gabriel Arthur History Alive! Watch the website as events get added: http://www.craik-patton.org/
-August 12-13 during a special event of the Greene Co. PA Historical Society, Doug and Dianne will portray plantation Cherokees during the peak years of the Cherokee Nation in the southeast. Other interpreters will portray equally interesting aspects of American Indian History. Interpreters are members of the Indigenous Peoples Liberation Front. Watch the events website as it gets built: https://www.facebook.com/Greene-County-Historical-Society-215915958558/events/?ref=page_internal
-October 5-8, TBA, at Boy Scout Camp Arrowhead near Barboursville, WV during the 55th anniversary celebration of the Kanawha Trace Doug and Dianne will interpret American Indian history of the region. Watch the website for more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/128676564290710/
-Oct. 13-15, – Living History Interpretive Event at Mason-Dixon Historical Park in Monongalia Co., WV and Greene Co., PA during the 250th anniversary of completion of the survey.Open to public.Watch for more details at: http://md250.exploretheline.com/