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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 twinfallssp@wv.gov

-Jan. 21, 2pm – Kanawha State Forest Foundation annual Shirley Schweizer Winter Walk.  Doug will lead the walk with the theme of Barking Up The Right Tree.  Open to the public.  More info at: 
http://www.kanawhastateforest.com/events.html  Contact the Forest 304-558-3500 or kanawhastateforest@wv.gov

-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, Dianne will make presentations at the Carter Caves State Park KY annual Wildflower Pilgrimage.  Open to public.  http://parks.ky.gov/calendar/details/carter-caves-wildflower-pilgrimage/18395/

-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 2-3, 6pm both days Doug will be teaching a Kanawha Valley Master Naturalist class on Terrestrial Habitats.  Location details at: 

-May 6, 11am, Doug will present History Alive! Gabriel Arthur at the Forks of Coal State Natural Area south of Charleston, WV:

-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. 

-May 27, 1pm, Doug will present History Alive! Ostenaco at Lost River Artisans Cooperative and Museum.  Watch the website for details: 


-June 2, at Kanawha State Forest Doug will assist with Hurricane Middle School's outdoor education day in the Forest.

-June 3 or 4, TBA, at Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge's Visitor Center near Williamstown WV, Doug and Dianne will assist with a special nature celebration day.  Activities and exact date will be announced on the Refuge's webpages later.  Watch both of them: 
https://www.fws.gov/refuge/ohio_river_islands/ and https://www.facebook.com/Ohio-River-Islands-National-Wildlife-Refuge-217619488261630/

-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 17,
You must be signed up with Road Scholar to participate in the following event.  American Indian History of the Greenbrier Valley Region, WV, Doug will give a multi-media presentation during a Road Scholar program in Beckley, WV.  http://www.roadscholar.org/n/program/summary.aspx?id=1-3SLF1&MC=

-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

-Aug. 19-20 – Battle of Blue Licks Commemoration, battle re-enactments & educational presentations, Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park, KY.  Open to the public:  http://parks.ky.gov/parks/resortparks/blue_licks/default.aspx

-Sep. 6-10 – Indian Summer Living History at Wolfpen Woods Pioneer Village, near Rush, KY.  Open to the public.

-Sep. 15-17 - The Legacy of Mary Ingles (Mary Ingles Trail Associates) living history educational event, Beech Fork State Park, WV.  Open to the public. http://www.maryinglestrail.org/   Contact 304-528-5794 or beechforksp@wv.gov


-September 25 – You must be signed up with Road Scholar to participate in the following event.  American Indian History of the Greenbrier Valley Region, WV, Doug will give a multi-media presentation during a Road Scholar program in Lewisburg, WV.  http://www.roadscholar.org/n/program/summary.aspx?id=1-3SLF1&MC=


-September 23-24, at Meadowcroft Rock Shelter near Avella PA, during the annual American Indian Heritage Weekend, Led by Todd Johnson of the IPLF.  Doug, Dianne and several others will interpret Prehistoric American Lifeways.  Open to public.  Watch for updates at:  http://www.heinzhistorycenter.org/exhibits/prehistoric-indian-village

Contact 724-587-3412.

-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/

-Oct. 16
– You must be signed up with Road Scholar to participate in the following event.  American Indian History of the Greenbrier Valley Region, WV, Doug will give a multi-media presentation during a Road Scholar program in Lewisburg, WV.  http://www.roadscholar.org/n/program/summary.aspx?id=1-3SLF1&MC=

-Nov. 11, in Huntington, WV, Doug will interpret regional history for a chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.


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