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Museum in the Park at Chief Logan State Park to present Kids’ Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 14 2006

The Museum in the Park at Chief Logan State Park will present a Kids’ Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. All activities are free and open to the public.

Mark Wood of Jackson, Ohio, will perform magic tricks, crazy comedy and juggling with lots of audience participation. He also will make balloon sculptures and do some western rope-spinning demonstrations while strolling the grounds.

Wood started his show business career in the third grade and has been performing for more than 37 years. He calls his act the “Mark Wood Fun Show.” He taught himself magic from books he found at his local library, and says “Everything that I have learned about show business has been from books.” Wood has been featured on many television shows and travels extensively throughout the Midwest, performing at schools, libraries, county fairs, festivals, malls and corporate events.

In addition to Wood’s performance, the museum also will have an old-fashioned cake walk, a duck pond and many other games. Visitors are also encouraged to tour the Museum and see the exhibits on display, including the newest installation, The Omar Project: Not a Simple Story, as well as DeHue . . . A Special Place, West Virginia Quilts: A Tradition of Excellence, Fallen Field and Rising Light and An Early History of Firearms in West Virginia.

For more information about the Kids’ Fall Festival, contact Adam Hodges, site manager for the Museum in the Park, at (304) 792-7229.

The Museum in the Park is a regional cultural center showcasing the best in West Virginia history and the arts. It features changing exhibits and displays of artwork and historical items from the collections of the West Virginia State Museum and State Archives. One area of the museum is dedicated to local and regional history. It is operated and maintained by the West Virginia Division of Culture and History and is located four miles north of Logan on West Virginia Route 10 at Chief Logan State Park. Museum hours are 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 1 - 6 p.m. on Sunday.

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History, an agency of the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts, brings together the state’s past, present and future through programs and services in the areas of archives and history, the arts, historic preservation and museums. Visit the Division’s website at www.wvculture.org for more information about programs of the Division. The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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MEDIA ALERT: Mark Wood can be reached by phone at (740) 286-6407 or by e-mail at markwood@frognet.net

Ginny Painter
Director of Public Information
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
The Cultural Center
1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East
Charleston, WV 25305-0300
Phone (304) 558-0220
Fax (304) 558-2779
ginny.painter@wvculture.org