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Events for April 2018

  • 2018 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

    April 03, 2018 — Huntington, Cabell

    Marshall Campus Recreation is bringing the Banff Mountain Film Festival to the Tri-State yet again in 2018! The event will be held at the Keith-Albee Theater in downtown Huntington on Tuesday, April 3rd. Doors open at 6:00 PM and the show starts at 7:00 PM!

    As the largest outdoor recreation film festival in the world, the Banff Mountain Film Festival brings an amazing lineup of inspiring, adventurous, and thought-provoking films to the big screen. The BMFF is shown in over 40 countries and reach more than 500,000 people each year. The Tri-State is lucky to have caught the attention of such a wildly successful festival as they are visiting us again this year to screen their awe-inspiring short films.

    Tickets are FREE for Marshall students and $10 for the general public. To pick up your free student tickets, please visit the Marshall Artist Series Box Office. Tickets can be purchased online (link in the event page), in-person at the Marshall Recreation Center, or at the the theater box office.

    For more information, contact Chad Steen at 304-696-4653 or at

  • Harpers Ferry Civil War Round Table

    April 11, 2018 — Harpers Ferry, Jefferson

    Join the Harpers Ferry Civil War Round Table this year for its series of stimulating lectures and dinners. Dinners will be at 6:30 pm, with programs following at 7:30 pm on the second Wednesday of each month, at Camp Hill-Wesley United Methodist Church, 645 W. Washington St., Harpers Ferry. Programs are free and open to all, but dinners are by reservation only. Contact Chris Craig at to be added to the monthly announcement list.

    Schedule of 2017-18 programs:

    • Sept. 13 – Dennis Frye, Chief Historian, HFNHP: “Did McClellan outthink Lee during the First Invasion?”
    • Oct. 11 – Gary Gimble, Author and President, Falling Waters Battlefield Association: “Is That Stonewall?”
    • Nov. 8 – John Chapman, Longtime area relic hunter: “Three Decades Chasing Early and Sheridan through Jefferson County with my Metal Detector”
    • Dec. 13 – Joe Mieczkowski, Author and Battlefield Guide, Gettysburg National Military Park: “Gettysburg in Sight and Sound.”
    • Jan. 10 – Bob O’ Connor, Author and local historian: “Southern Oasis at Gettysburg”
    • Feb. 14 – Dr. John Splaine, Author and former C-Span consultant: “The Lincoln-Douglas Debates”
    • March 14 – William Miller, Noted Civil War author: “The Battle of Tom’s Brook”
    • April 11 – Ted Alexander, Former Park Historian, Antietam National Battlefield: “The Burning of Chambersburg”
    • May 9 – Mike Cannane, Historian and volunteer guide, Kernstown Battlefield Association: “The Battle of Second Kernstown”
    • June 13 – TBA Concert
  • Craft Week

    April 15, 2018 to April 20, 2018 — Cedar Lakes Conference Center, Jackson

    Eight craft workshops are offered through the international Road Scholar program. Topics are basketry, quilting, stained glass, woodcarving, watercolors, wood turning, blacksmithing and playing the dulcimer. Call 877-426-8056 for information.

  • Time Capsules to Our Past: Identifying and Preserving our Photographic Images

    April 19, 2018 — Charleston, Kanawha

    On Thursday, April 19, 2018, Nat DeBruin will present “Time Capsules to Our Past: Identifying and Preserving our Photographic Images” in the Archives and History Library at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston. The program will begin at 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

    With the click of a shutter, a camera has the unique ability to freeze a moment in time, capturing a split-second time capsule view into our history. The visual evidence photographs provide of our past—whether it be mapping the development of a cityscape or supplementing a family history—make them an invaluable tool for research. From daguerreotypes to Polaroids, DeBruin will explain the diverse types of images made prior to the advent of digital photography, discuss the challenges involved with preserving different photographic formats, and provide solutions to help preserve and protect your own photographic images.

    Nat DeBruin earned his bachelor’s degree in history in 1976 at Texas A&M and was commissioned in the U.S. Army. His military career spanned nineteen years in a variety of assignments, both in the United States and overseas, including the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in 1989 and Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. After retiring from the Army as a major in 1995, DeBruin earned his master’s in library science from the University of Maryland-College Park in 1996. He joined the faculty at Marshall University in 2006 and became head of Archives and Special Collections in 2013.

    Participants may park behind the Culture Center after 5:00 p.m. on April 19 and enter the building at the back loading dock area. There also is limited handicapped parking available in the new bus turnaround.

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

  • Guitar Workshop at Twin Falls

    April 20, 2018 to April 22, 2018 — Twin Falls State Park, Wyoming

    Learn new guitar skills and join fellow guitar players at the 13th Annual Guitar Retreat, April 20-22, at the beautiful mountain resort at Twin Falls State Park.

    Since 2006, the weekend workshop matches beginning, intermediate and advanced guitar students with three nationally known instructors. In addition to challenging classes, there is an instructor’s concert, a nightly jam session and an opportunity for students to perform on stage if they wish. All of this set in a beautiful mountain resort with all of the amenities.

    The Instructors are Robin Kessinger, Robert Shafer, and Jim Ritchey. Kessinger’s focus is on fiddle tunes, Celtic and slide. Shafer has a focus on fiddle tunes, swing and electric. Ritchey’s focus is on acoustic guitar basics and finger style basics.

    The cost of the weekend package is $150.00, which includes tuition, a two-night stay in the beautiful Twin Falls Resort Lodge, two meals and refreshments. Call the park at (304) 294-4000 to make your reservation.

  • FOOTMAD concert: Trio da Kali

    April 21, 2018 — Charleston, Kanawha

    Malian supergroup performing in the Mandé griot tradition — mixing the old with new songs to give a contemporary modern edge.

    Trio Da Kali unites three outstanding musicians from the Mande culture of southern Mali who come from a long line of distinguished griots (hereditary musicians). The trio sings, plays the balafon (a type of wooden xylophone) and a West African stringed instrument called a bass ngoni. Trio Da Kali brings a contemporary twist to ancient and neglected repertoires.

    2018 April 21 – 7:30 PM

    WVSU Capitol Center Theater

    123 Summers St, Charleston

  • Mark Twain Afternoon

    April 21, 2018 — Ripley, Jackson WVHC Event

    Referred to as “The Father of American Literature,” Samuel L. Clemons died at the age of 74 on April 21, 1910. The author and humorist, AKA Mark Twain, is portrayed by Doug Riley. His presentation is through the WV Humanities Council’s History Alive! The 2 p.m. program is in the historic Alpine Theatre, 210 W. Main Street in Ripley. Admission is free.

  • Quilting Retreat

    April 22, 2018 to April 27, 2018 — Cedar Lakes Conference Center, Jackson

    Instructors July Lilly, Mary Zensinger and Kathy Saunders will teach various styles, patters and techniques. Call 304-372-7860 for details.

  • Friends of the Brooke County Public Library Annual Spring Event

    April 26, 2018 — Wellsburg, Brooke WVHC Event

    Come meet and greet Sacagawea who will be portrayed by Mary Dailey of Ronceverte in a West Virginia Humanities Council History Alive! Program!

    Free to attend. Light Refreshments Will be Served.

    Starts at 7pm.

    Brooke County Public Library River Meeting Room 945 Main St. Wellsburg, WV 26070

    Parking located in the back lot

  • Cedar Lakes Crafts

    April 29, 2018 to May 04, 2018 — Cedar Lakes Conference Center, Jackson

    Ten craft workshops are offered through the Road Scholar program. Topics are basketry, quilting, fly fishing, wood turning, creative writing, watercolors, woodcarving, blacksmithing, stained glass and playing the bowed psaltery.

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