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  • Archives and History Tuesday Lecture: Incidents of Morgan's Raid

    September 02, 2014 — Charleston, Kanawha

    On Tuesday, September 2, 2014, Brian Stuart Kesterson will present “Incidents of Morgan’s Raid with an Account of Stovepipe Johnson’s Retreat through West Virginia” in the Archives and History Library in the Culture Center in Charleston. The program will begin at 6:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

    Kesterson will focus on the ill-fated 1863 raid of General John Hunt Morgan and Colonel Adam Rankin “Stovepipe” Johnson’s retreat through West Virginia. Several years ago, he traveled over roads and lanes that Col. Johnson and his 300 retreating Confederate cavalrymen traveled. The remoteness of the retreat route largely factored in the preservation of a substantial part of the route, according to Kesterson. “Some of these roads were little better than wagon paths and they have changed very little since the time of the Civil War. About 90% of Johnson’s original retreat route still exists, which is amazing to think about since he and his men retreated over eight counties in West Virginia and two counties in Virginia.”

    A native of Wood County, Brian Kesterson received a bachelor’s degree from Marietta College and his teaching certification and master’s degree in education from Ohio Valley College. He currently is a history teacher at Parkersburg High School. He also is a member of the 6th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, which has provided living history, boot camp programs for the school children of West Virginia and Ohio since 1990, and serves as chief musician/bugler for the general staff of the United States Volunteer Infantry.

    Kesterson appeared in the in the movie The Patriot (2000) as a special abilities re-enactor for the Revolutionary War time period and has appeared in documentaries on Civil War and other historical topics. He is the author of The Last Survivor: The Memoirs of George William Watson, A Horse Soldier in the 12th Virginia Cavalry (1993); Campaigning with the 17th Virginia Cavalry Night Hawks at Monocacy (2005); Dear Sir . . . Dear Miss . . .: The Letters of Granville B. Mann, Company A, 30th Battalion Virginia Sharpshooters & Miss Lucinda Maria Virginia (Chandler) Mann (2007); and Incidents of Morgan’s Raid with an Account of Stovepipe Johnson’s Retreat through West Virginia (2013).

    On September 2, the library will close at 5:00 p.m. and reopen at 5:45 p.m. for participants only. For additional information, call (304) 558-0230.

  • Boyd_belle_up_sq Belle Boyd, History Alive!

    September 06, 2014 — Grafton, Taylor WVHC Event

    Belle Boyd, History Alive!, 1pm September 6, Anna Jarvis Birthplace Museum in Grafton.

    History Alive! is a project of the West Virginia Humanities Council.

  • Harriet Tubman, History Alive!

    September 06, 2014 — Princeton, Mercer WVHC Event

    Harriet Tubman, History Alive!, 3pm September 6 at Glenwood Park, Princeton.

    History Alive! is a project of the West Virginia Humanities Council.

  • Bringing In the Harvest

    September 06, 2014 to September 07, 2014 — Harpers Ferry, Jefferson

    September 6, 7 | 11am to 4pm | Lower Town at Roeder’s Confectionery Kitchen

    Join 19th Century Historic Foodways Expert Carol Anderson for this in depth look at how summer time harvest foods were preserved for winter consumption. Demonstrations include, pickling, drying, potting, and canning.

    http://www.harpersferryhistory.org/events.html

  • Craft workshops at Cedar Lakes

    September 07, 2014 to September 12, 2014 — Ripley, Jackson

    The international Road Scholar program will be offer seven week-long workshops at the Cedar Lakes Craft Center September 7-12. Classes are available for stained glass, watercolor, nature printing, shadowbox quilting, Appalachian dulcimer (making and playing)and wood inlay. Contact 877-426-8056 for details.

  • Sunday@Two with Bobby Maynard

    September 07, 2014 — Beckley, Raleigh

    2pm September 7 at Tamarack

    For over thirty years, Bobby Maynard has played the music that he loves. An accomplished musician on banjo, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, and bass, Bobby has produced three solo CDs, “Gospel Pickin,” “It’s What I Do,” and “Holly Jolly Pickin’.” All of these recordings feature Bobby playing all the instruments. In June 2004, Bobby and his band, Bobby Maynard & Breakdown, released a new CD “Sounds Like Hillbillies.” Bobby’s newest project is entitled “Livin’ Lovin’ Laughin’” and features 13 tracks, including 11 original songs written by Bobby. The songs on the new CD offer the listener a great variety from toe-tapping to touching to humorous, with two fresh and flaming instrumentals.

  • Archaeology of Frontier Forts in West Virginia

    September 09, 2014 — South Charleston, Kanawha WVHC Event

    On Tuesday, September 9, at 7:00 p.m. at the Marshall University Graduate College, archaeologist Dr. Stephen McBride presents, “Archaeology of Frontier Forts in West Virginia.”

    This project is funded in part by a West Virginia Humanities Council grant.

  • Archives and History Thursday Lecture: Family Heritage Music

    September 11, 2014 — Charleston, Kanawha

    On September 11, 2014, fiddler Bobby Taylor will present “Family Heritage Music” at the Thursday evening lecture in the Archives and History Library of the Culture Center in Charleston. The program will begin at 6:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

    The evening’s program will be a combination of historical information on and musical performance of heritage music. Taylor will have several family instruments on display. The exhibit also will include photographs. Accompanying Taylor on musical selections will be Kim Johnson, on banjo, and other musicians.

    Library manager for Archives and History, Bobby Taylor is a fourth-generation West Virginia fiddler. His father Lincoln Taylor was a fiddler who three weeks before his death in 2005 taught Bobby one more fiddle tune. His grandfathers, John Clinton Taylor and George Washington Moore, were fiddlers; both of their fiddles and stories will be showcased in his presentation. Other family musicians include his great grandfather Elijah Jefferson Taylor, Hasseltine Taylor Humphreys, Mike Humphreys, Lyle Taylor, and Reece B. (Sam) Jarvis.

    Taylor plays several styles of old-time and contest fiddling but got his early start from the legendary Clark Kessinger. In his presentation, he will share the influence of Kessinger and other legendary fiddlers such as Ed Haley and Doc Roberts.

    Taylor is both a performer and an advocate of West Virginia fiddling. He was the 1977 West Virginia State Open Fiddle Champion and, in 2003, received the Footbridge Award from FOOTMAD (Friends of Old-Time Music and Dance) for his contributions to old-time music. In 2010, Taylor was presented the Vandalia Award by the West Virginia Division of Culture and History. He has coordinated both the Vandalia Gathering and the Appalachian String Band Music Festival contests for more than two decades and has served as a judge at the Galax Fiddlers Convention in Virginia, the Grand Masters Fiddle Championship in Nashville, Tennessee, and at other competitions. Taylor was a featured performer at the Library of Congress and the Kennedy Center in 2012, and the Library of Congress show was recorded for their permanent collection. He teaches fiddle, too.

    Kim Johnson has played music with several old-time legendary musicians and has recorded with greats such as Wilson Douglas and Lester McCumbers. She plays two different styles of banjos made by the legendary Jenes Cottrell.

    For additional information, contact the Archives and History Library at (304) 558-0230.

  • Phillips__jayne_anne_up_sq Author Jayne Anne Phillips at Fairmont State University

    September 11, 2014 — Fairmont, Marion

    West Virginia author Jayne Anne Phillips, who has received acclaim for her novel Quiet Dell and other works, will speak on the Fairmont State University campus on Thursday, Sept. 11.

    The event, sponsored by the Office of Student Activities, will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, in the Falcon Center third floor conference rooms. Admission is free and open to the public.

    Jayne Anne Phillips was born and raised in West Virginia. Her first book of stories, Black Tickets, published in 1979 when she was 26, won the prestigious Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction, awarded by the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Featured in Newsweek, Black Tickets was pronounced “stories unlike any in our literature…a crooked beauty” by Raymond Carver and established Phillips as an writer “in love with the American language.” She was praised by Nadine Gordimer as “the best short story writer since Eudora Welty” and “Black Tickets” has since become a classic of the short story genre.

    Phillips’ fifth novel, Quiet Dell, based on a true story, concerns the infamous 1931 murders committed in a hamlet of the same name near her hometown in West Virginia. Con man Harry Powers led a double life, and preyed on vulnerable widows he met through matrimonial agencies. He imprisoned and murdered an Illinois widow and her three children (ages 14, 12 and 9), and a Massachusetts divorcée, all of whom came to Quiet Dell willingly. The tragedy was one of the first nationally sensationalized crimes in America; the story preoccupied a rural town and the Depression-era nation for months.

    The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center’s library will display some of Phillips’ works and papers from the Moore West Virginia Literary Collection contributed to the center by Jim and Phyllis Moore of Clarksburg. Phillips also is featured on the front of the West Virginia Literary Map, created by the Folklife Center and titled “From a Place Called Solid: West Virginia and its Writers.” An exhibit in the second floor Ruth Ann Musick Gallery of the Folklife Center will focus on Louise McNeill Pease and the other women authors featured on the front of the literary map, “The Ladies in the Front Row.” For more information about the map, visit http://www.fairmontstate.edu/folklife/west-virginia-literary-map

  • 20061014huntington007w_sq Amicus Curiae Lecture Series: The Future of Privacy, Uncertain

    September 11, 2014 — Huntington, Cabell WVHC Event

    The 2014-2015 Amicus Curiae Lecture Series begins Thursday, September 11, at 7 p.m. at the Marshall University Foundation Hall. Laura Donohue, Professor of Law and Director of the Center on National Security and the Law at Georgetown University Law Center, presents, “The Future of Privacy, Uncertain.” She will discuss the post 9-11 legislation that supports the NSA’s surveillance and intelligence-gathering practices. For more details visit http://www.marshall.edu/spc/amicus-curiae-lecture-series-on-constitutional-democracy

    This project is funded in part by a West Virginia Humanities Council grant.

  • Excavation of Fort Blair

    September 13, 2014 to September 14, 2014 — Point Pleasant, Mason WVHC Event

    On Saturday, September 13 and Sunday, September 14, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Drs. Stephen and Kim McBride will lead a test excavation of Fort Blair at Tu-Endie-Wei State Park. For more details contact the West Virginia Archeological Society at manslinger@crai-ky.com.

    This project is funded in part by a West Virginia Humanities Council grant.

  • Cornstalk, History Alive!

    September 14, 2014 — Pricketts Fort, Marion WVHC Event

    Cornstalk, History Alive!, 2pm September 14 at Pricketts Fort near Fairmont

    History Alive! is a project of the West Virginia Humanities Council.

  • 04402a_robert_e_leep_sq Robert E. Lee, History Alive!

    September 14, 2014 — Carnifex Ferry, Nicholas WVHC Event

    Robert E. Lee, History Alive!, 2pm September 14 at Carnifex Ferry State Park.

    History Alive! is a project of the West Virginia Humanities Council.

  • Montclaire String Quartet: Romantic Extremes

    September 14, 2014 — Charleston, Kanawha

    September 14, 2014 at University of Charleston

    Romantic Extremes

    • Giocomo Puccini: Crisantemi
    • Frank Bridge: String Quartet No. 1 in E Minor “Bologna”, H.70
    • Robert Schumann: Quartet in A Minor, Opus 41, No.1

    http://www.wvsymphony.org/concerts-and-tickets/msq6/235-romantic-extremes

  • Sunday@Two with Adam Cox

    September 14, 2014 — Beckley, Raleigh

    2pm September 14 at Tamarack

    A West Virginia native who still resides in the ‘Mountain State’, Adam Cox is a singer/songwriter with a rootsy Americana edge. Some may describe his music as ‘New Appalachian’, having been influenced by the wild and wonderful…and beyond. His debut CD entitled “Free and Independent State” has just recently been released and features several West Virginia-based musicians. These original tunes portray glimpses into the many perspectives of Appalachian life, in all its splendor and harsh reality.This music will be shared around the state this summer at several venues. To sample music and check gig schedule, visit: www.adamcoxmusic.com.

  • Huntington-def-002_up_sq Ohio River Festival of Books

    September 15, 2014 to September 20, 2014 — Huntington, Cabell WVHC Event

    The Ohio River Festival of Books begins September 15 with daily lectures at different Cabell County Public Library branches. The main event, a book festival, takes place Saturday, September 20 at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena, and wraps up Saturday evening at the Huntington Museum of Art with a lecture by Christel Schmidt. For more details visit www.ohioriverbooks.org.

    This project is funded in part by a West Virginia Humanities Council grant.

  • Osborne Perry Anderson, History Alive!

    September 16, 2014 — Shepherdstown, Jefferson WVHC Event

    Osborne Perry Anderson, History Alive!, 7pm September 16 at O’Hurley’s General Store in Shepherdstown.

    History Alive! is a project of the West Virginia Humanities Council.

  • We the People: The United States and Slavery

    September 17, 2014 to September 18, 2014 — Fairmont, Marion WVHC Event

    On Wednesday, September 17, and Thursday, September 18, Fairmont State University presents “We the People: The United States and Slavery,” a Constitution Day symposium that examines anti-slavery efforts in the historical context leading up to the 13th Amendment. For more details contact Deanna Sheilds at Deanna.shields@fairmontstate.edu.

    This project is funded in part by a West Virginia Humanities Council grant.

  • West Virginia’s Fallen Service Men and Women of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars

    September 18, 2014 — Institute, Kanawha WVHC Event

    On Thursday, September 18 at 7:00 p.m. at West Virginia State University, General Allen Tackett will discuss West Virginia’s fallen service men and women of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars. For more details, contact Dr. Tee Ford-Ahmed at tfordahmed@wvstateu.edu.

    This project is funded in part by a West Virginia Humanities Council grant.

  • Downtown Charleston ArtWalk

    September 18, 2014 — Charleston, Kanawha

    Brought to you by the galleries and art-related businesses of downtown Charleston, West Virginia the ArtWalk is the showcase of the city’s thriving art scene. The ArtWalk happens ten months of the year (March through December) and typically on the third Thursday of the month (except in November on the Friday after Thanksgiving). All ArtWalks are from 5 pm to 8 pm.

    The 2014 ArtWalk season will be bringing you new venues, exciting special events and the best of local, regional and nationally recognized artists. Vibrant, exciting, and fun are all words used to describe Charleston’s finest art event. Most of the ArtWalk venues are open throughout the week for regular business hours so, even if you can’t make it ArtWalk evening, we hope you take the time to stop and see the amazing art available in our community.

    The Downtown Charleston ArtWalk is brought to you by the participating venues with coordination assistance from The Charleston Area Alliance. More information.

  • 2014 Appalachian Heritage Writer-in-Residence

    September 19, 2014 to September 20, 2014 — Shepherdstown, Morgan WVHC Event

    The 2014 Appalachian Heritage Writer-in-Residence, with West Virginia native Home Hickam, takes place from Friday, September 19 to Saturday, September 28 at Shepherd University. For a complete schedule of events visit www.shepherd.edu/ahwirweb/ or contact Sylvia Shurbutt at sshurbut@shepherd.edu.

    This project is funded in part by a West Virginia Humanities Council grant.

  • Wvsymphony-sjs-13_up_sq West Virginia Symphony: Rejoicing in a Kaleidoscope of Sound

    September 19, 2014 to September 20, 2014 — Charleston, Kanawha

    September 19 & 20, 2014 at the Clay Center

    Rejoicing in a Kaleidoscope of Sound

    • Strauss: Don Juan
    • Barber: Violin Concerto, Rachel Barton Pine, violin
    • Ravel: Mother Goose Suite
    • Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe, Suite 2

    Maestro Grant Cooper on this orchestral program: “A spectacular program of orchestral color. This is a showcase of the fabulous talents of our orchestra, collectively and indvidually, coupled with a brilliant soloist in one of the most gorgeous violin concertos ever written.”

    American violinist Rachel Barton Pine has appeared as soloist with many of the world’s most prestigious orchestras, including the Chicago, Atlanta, St. Louis, Dallas, Baltimore, Montreal, Vienna, New Zealand and Iceland Symphonies, and the Philadelphia Orchestra, working with conductors including Charles Dutoit, Zubin Mehta, Erich Leinsdorf, Marin Alsop, Neeme Järvi, and Placido Domingo.

    http://www.wvsymphony.org/concerts-and-tickets/symphonic-series/221-rejoicing-in-a-kaleidoscope-of-sound

  • Craft workshops at Cedar Lakes

    September 19, 2014 to September 21, 2014 — Ripley, Jackson

    Three weekend workshops will be available on topics ranging from fly-fishing and fly-tying to “glorious papers” and needle felting. September 19-21 at Cedar Lakes Conference Center. Contact Gloria Gregorich at ggregori@access.k12.wv.us or 304-372-7860 for information.

  • Mary Lincoln, History Alive!

    September 20, 2014 — Paw Paw, Morgan WVHC Event

    Mary Lincoln, History Alive!, 10am September 20 at Paw Paw Public Library.

    History Alive! is a project of the West Virginia Humanities Council.

  • 20120907historyalive_086_sq Mark Twain, History Alive!

    September 20, 2014 — Hillsboro, Pocahontas WVHC Event

    Mark Twain, History Alive!. 7pm September 20 at Hillsboro Public Library.

    History Alive! is a project of the West Virginia Humanities Council.

  • Festival in the Hills

    September 20, 2014 — Union, Monroe

    On September 20th, New Language Art will host their 3rd annual wine, beer, food and art festival from 11 AM to 7:00 PM at the Old Sulphur Springs Resort, Union WV. Proceeds to benefit surrounding county artists, including the Monroe Arts Alliance, Giles County Arts Council, the Greenbrier, Summers and Mercer Counties artists. It will be a fun packed event with local wines, beer, foods, music and the artists will have items on display and for sale.

    Throughout the day West Virginia wineries and brewers will provide tastings and sale of beer and wine along with local eateries providing gourmet delights for sale. And threading through all the other enjoyable things to see and taste is the music, including MMT partners Little Sparrow, The Carpenter Ants, R&D Duets (guitar, cello & vocal duet), Doc Greenberg’s Patient Jazz, The Boatmen, and Julie Adams.

    For more information or to become an artist exhibitor, musical performer, wine or beer distributor or food vendor please contact:

    • Bettye Ragland-Earley, New Language Art
    • Phone: 304/832-6268; Cell: 304/646-6020

    $35

    http://mountainmusictrail.com/event/festival-in-the-hills/

  • West Virginia CCC Museum Association meeting

    September 21, 2014 — Quiet Dell, Harrison

    September meeting of the West Virginia CCC Museum Association is Sunday, 2 p.m., September 21, at the CCC Museum located in the historic Quiet Dell Grade School, Harrison County, just off I79, Exit 115.

  • Sunday@Two with The Poor Taters

    September 21, 2014 — Beckley, Raleigh

    2pm September 21 at Tamarack

    The Poor Taters, often described as “Rock-n-Roll with a banjo” are a a ruckus romp, foot stompin’, mind blowin’, old time-new time, hoopin’ hollerin’ hell-of-a-ride band from the hills of West Virginia.

  • Ostenaco, History Alive!

    September 23, 2014 — Blackwater Falls, Tucker WVHC Event

    Ostenaco, _History Alive!, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 23 at Blackwater Falls State Park Lodge.

    History Alive! is a project of the West Virginia Humanities Council.

  • Ostenaco001p_sq Ostenaco, History Alive!

    September 23, 2014 — Blackwater Falls, Tucker WVHC Event

    Ostenaco, History Alive!, 7:30pm September 23 at Blackwater Falls State Park.

    History Alive! is a project of the West Virginia Humanities Council.

  • West Virginia’s Fallen Service Men and Women of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars

    September 25, 2014 — Institute, Kanawha WVHC Event

    On Thursday, September 25, at 7:00 p.m. at West Virginia State University, Shirley White, President of the West Virginia Gold Star Mothers, will discuss West Virginia’s fallen service men and women of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars. For more details contact Dr. Tee Ford-Ahmed at tfordahmed@wvstateu.edu.

    This project is funded in part by a West Virginia Humanities Council grant.

  • Emancipation Proclamation Revisited: West Virginia and Beyond

    September 25, 2014 — Charleston, Kanawha WVHC Event

    Emancipation Proclamation Revisited: West Virginia and Beyond, Speakers Bureau w/Michael Woods, 7pm September 25 at Edgewood Summit in Charleston.

    Speakers Bureau is a project of the West Virginia Humanities Council.

  • Sixth Annual Otis K. Rice History Lecture

    September 25, 2014 — Montgomery, Kanawha

    Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 6 p.m. in WVU Tech’s Engineering Auditorium in Montgomery, West Virginia. Q&A and reception will follow formal presentation.

    Dr. Connie Rice, state history scholar, WVU lecturer and Assistant Editor at West Virginia History: A Journal of Regional Studies, will discuss slavery and emancipation in Civil War-era West Virginia at the sixth annual Otis K. Rice lecture at WVU Tech. The free lecture is open to the public, and will be held on Thursday, September 25 at 6 p.m. in the WVU Tech engineering auditorium.

    Dr. Rice, who serves on the Governor’s West Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission, has conducted extensive research and penned numerous publications on the history of women and blacks in the Appalachian region. Her lecture is particularly timely, as history marks 150 years since the American Civil War. Her lecture, “Nothing but Freedom: Bondage and Emancipation in West Virginia,” will examine slavery, the Underground Railroad and political attitudes towards black citizenship during the statehood movement. Dr. Rice will also discuss post-war freedoms, registration laws targeting free blacks and petitions made by African Americans to the Virginia legislature during the period.

    The memorial lecture series was started in 2009 to honor the legacy of noted West Virginia historian, Dr. Otis K. Rice, who served at WVU Tech for 30 years between 1957 and 1987, authored numerous books on state history and became the state’s first Historian Laureate in 2003.

  • Archives and History Thursday Lecture: African American Life in Charleston: A Personal Perspective

    September 25, 2014 — Charleston, Kanawha

    On Thursday, September 25, 2014, James Preston Estes Sr. will present “African American Life: A Personal Perspective, Part IV” in the Archives and History Library in the Culture Center in Charleston. The program, which is the fourth of The Block Speakers Series, will begin at 6:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

    Born on Charleston’s West Side, Estes attended Paul Lawrence Dunbar Elementary, Cabell Jr. High, and Henry Highland Garnet High School. He served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953. Estes attended vocational school at West Virginia State College and completed continuing education courses at The Ohio State University and Ohio Dominican University.

    Estes spent 36 years with the Sherman R. Smoot Company, a construction company, and was vice president of John James Estes and Associates. He has served on the boards of the Southwest Recreation Corporation in Urbancrest, Ohio, Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission in Franklin County, Alvis House in Columbus, and Lifecare Alliance in Columbus.

    For additional information, call (304) 558-0230.

  • 2014 Statewide Historic Preservation Conference

    September 25, 2014 to September 27, 2014 — Huntington, Cabell

    The 2014 WV Statewide Historic Preservation Conference will be held in Huntington, WV, 09/25/2014 – 09/27/2014. The conference theme is “From the Ground Up” during which there will be a focus on how archaeology and brownfield re-use intersect with historic preservation. Conference/awards banquet agenda and registration are available at Eventbrite

  • Capon Bridge Founders Day

    September 27, 2014 to September 28, 2014 — Capon Bridge, Hampshire WVHC Event

    Lectures at Capon Bridge Founders Day include Windsor chair making, surveying, 18th century herbs, 18th century children’s clothing, basket weaving, how to make stringed instruments, and more. Lectures begin at 11:30 a.m. on September 27, and 12:00 p.m. on September 28, at the Capon Bridge Volunteer Fire Company. For more details contact Maggie Dillsworth at 304-856-3118. http://www.cbfoundersdayfestival.com/

    This project is funded in part by a West Virginia Humanities Council grant.

  • Volcano Days Antique Engine Show & Festival

    September 27, 2014 to September 28, 2014 — Parkersburg, Wood WVHC Event

    Volcano Days Antique Engine Show & Festival takes place at Mountwood Park Saturday, September 27 and Sunday, September 28. The annual celebration of Volcano, a once thriving oil boom town in Wood County, includes narrated wagon rides to Volcano, antique engines, crafters, vendors, music, food, and more. For more details visit www.moutwoodpark.org.

    This project is funded in part by a West Virginia Humanities Council grant.

  • Thunder in the Valley: Sheridan’s 1864 Valley Campaign

    September 27, 2014 to September 28, 2014 — Harpers Ferry, Jefferson WVHC Event

    On Saturday, September 27, and Sunday, September 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., “Thunder in the Valley: Sheridan’s 1864 Valley Campaign,” is taking place at the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. The program highlights the strategic importance of Harpers Ferry as a supply depot and staging ground for Union General Philip Sheridan’s Valley Campaign. For more details contact Todd Bolton at Bolton@nps.gov.

    http://www.harpersferryhistory.org/events.html

    This project is funded in part by a West Virginia Humanities Council grant.

  • Craft workshops at Cedar Lakes

    September 28, 2014 to October 03, 2014 — Ripley, Jackson

    Road Scholar is a an educational program for those 55 and older. Week-long workshops on quilting, basketry, rug hooking, woodcarving, dulcimer, watercolor and the bowed psaltery are available at Cedar Lakes Conference Center. September 28-October 3. Call 877-426-8056 for information.

  • Craft workshops at Cedar Lakes

    September 28, 2014 to October 03, 2014 — Ripley, Jackson

    Herb Derr, a knife maker from St. Albans, will be teaching a week-long workshop on how to make a Damascus steel knife. The class will include discussions on handle making and other knife making processes. September 28-October 3 at Cedar Lakes Conference Center. Contact Gloria Gregorich at ggregori@access.k12.wv.us or 304-372-7860 for information.

  • Sunday@Two with Jim and Valerie Gabehart

    September 28, 2014 — Beckley, Raleigh

    2pm September 28 at Tamarack

    Welcome to Jim & Valerie Gabehart’s excellent adventure! After marrying in 1981, they began a musical partnership which has lasted 27 years (and counting). After forming the group STEADFAST in 1982 and performing bluegrass music throughout West Virginia and surrounding states for the next fifteen years, Jim & Valerie spent the next ten years focusing on raising their children (Jimmy & Amy), playing primarily gospel music closer to home. When their youngest left home for college, they began work on putting together a new group and getting back out on the road.

    After finding the right combination of musicians, working on new material, updating promotional materials, recording, and entry into the wonderful world of the internet with this website, Jim & Valerie are ready to hit the stage with enthusiasm and excitement! While firmly rooted in traditional bluegrass music, Jim & Valerie have composed original songs and arrangements and are not just a “cover” band.

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