Museum in the Park at Chief Logan State Park will sponsor a Frontier Days Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 3 - 4. 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 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 West Virginia Quilts: A Tradition of Excellence features award-winning quilts from the West Virginia State Museum collection and loaned quilts from local collections; Dehue . . . A Special Place examines aspects of coal camp life including business and social life; Remembering Buffalo Creek presents artifacts relevant to the Buffalo Creek disaster; and The Ron Moxley Collection: Native American Artifacts which includes a nutting stone found in Chief Logan State Park.
Other displays include Rising Light and Fallen Field, two mixed-media installations conceived by David Jeffrey of Wyoming County as a tribute and memorial to coal miners; and An Early History of Firearms in West Virginia, a selection of firearms from state and private collections spanning from the 1700s to the Civil War.
For more information about the Frontier Days Weekend, contact Frankie Spears-Esposito, 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. Its administrative offices are located at the Cultural Center in the State Capitol Complex in Charleston, which also houses the state archives and state museum. The Cultural Center is West Virginia’s official showcase for the arts. The agency also operates a network of museums and historic sites across the state. For more information about the Division’s programs, visit www.wvculture.org. The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
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