Skip Navigation

Museum in the Park to sponsor Frontier Days Weekend Nov. 4 - 5 2006

Museum in the Park at Chief Logan State Park will sponsor a Frontier Days Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 4 -5, 2006. Activities will take place from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Saturday and 1 - 6 p.m. on Sunday. The event is free and open to the public.

Local and regional reenactors will create an encampment on the Museum’s grounds and demonstrate different techniques used by settlers to survive and be comfortable in early America. Visitors can learn about candle dipping, late 1700s land surveying techniques, blacksmithing, frontier dress and colonial attire, powder horns, fur trading, wood carving, gunsmithing, frontier survival techniques, and see apple butter being made and early firearms demonstrations. The Native American portrayals, demonstrations of skills and crafts on display or for sale are meant for entertainment and informative purposes and are not associated with a federally or State-recognized tribe.

Visitors also are encouraged to tour the Museum and see the exhibits on display, including The Omar Project: Not a Simple Story; 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 Frontier Days Weekend, contact Adam Hodges, site manager for the facility, 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.

- 30

 

Ginny Painter
Deputy Commissioner/Communications Manager
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
The Cultural Center
1900 Kanawha Blvd., East
Charleston, WV  25305
Phone (304) 558-0220, ext. 120
Fax (304) 558-2779
Email ginny.painter@wvculture.org