EXPLORING HISTORY and AMERICAN FRONTIER CULTURES OF THE 18TH CENTURY
Our 2018 Activities
2018 Trails Inc. Living History Schedule of Events:
If you see a series of question marks on the schedule, that means that the dates, times, or places are not yet certain. Check this website upon occasion to see updates. Also, if you have further questions on any of these scheduled items, contact the numbers or websites given with each item.
Our regional history from the protohistoric period up to the Civil War era is vastly more interesting than most folks realize. There are many lessons to be learned from the daily lives of the people whose diverse cultures so heavily influenced modern southern Appalachian culture. Our popular Tracking and 18th Century Woodslore weekend (T&W) is happening at Twin Falls State Park again this year, but it has been moved to spring due to construction at the lodge this winter. Twin Falls, in Wyoming County WV, always serves as an excellent backdrop for this program. Students enrolled in the WV Master Naturalist certification program can receive up to 11 hours class credits in three class subjects if they attend the whole weekend workshop (4 hrs. Tracking, 3 hrs. Medicinal/Edible/Useful Plants, and 4 hrs. Herpetology).
Stay connected to history through living history events! ---Doug Wood.
2018 For details of the Ostenaco and Gabriel Arthur presentations see the webpage tab for History Alive!
-Jan. 6 – Shirley Schweizer Memorial Winter Walk at Kanawha State Forest, WV. Theme: "The Kanawha Valley in the Winter of 1768," an historical interpretive walk.
-Jan. 16, 4pm, Doug will perform History Alive! Ostenaco at the Woodlands retirement community in Huntington. WV. Open only to the Woodlands residents.
-Jan. 17, 7pm, Doug will perform History Alive! Ostenaco at Edgewood Summit retirement community in Charleston. WV. Open only to the Summit residents.
-Feb. 22, Doug will perform History Alive! Gabriel Arthur at the WV Society of Professional Surveyors conference in Flatwoods, WV.
-Mar. 3, 10am and 11am, Doug will perform History Alive! Gabriel Arthur at the Fayette County Schools Social Studies Fair at Oak Hill High School in Oak Hill, WV.
-Mar. 7, 11pm, Doug will perform History Alive! Ostenaco during the Colonial Dames meeting at Edgewood Country Club in Charleston, WV.
-Mar. 11, 1:30pm, Doug and Dianne will lead an interpretive hike through the Cerulean Warbler habitat enhancement project at their Woodscape farm. Call for directions 304-550-1006.
-Apr. 4, 6pm, Special natural history/cultural history presentation including History Alive! Gabriel Arthur at the annual workshop of the Association of Mid-Atlantic Aquatic Biologists, held at Cacapon State Park, WV. http://amaab.org/agenda.html
-Apr. 18, Earth Day week work on Terrestrial Reptile Basking Habitat Project at Ward Hollow Wildlife Habitat. Call Doug for details 304-550-1006.
-Apr. 20-22, Tracking & Woodslore Weekend at Twin Falls State Park, WV. Last year's schedule listed here http://www.twinfallsresort.com/Lore.pdf will give you an idea of the program until the park creates the 2018 brochure. The Nature in Winter 3-hr class will be replaced with a 4-hr Herpetology class. The schedule includes a History Alive! Gabriel Arthur performance. This is an inexpensive three-night stay at a wonderful resort state park with tracking and discovery walks, and interpretive programs lead by Doug and Dianne, along with Sue and Mike Little. Pre-registration required. Contact Deana Cook at 1-304-294-4000 or email@example.com
-Apr. 29 - May 4, Doug will assist John and Lelana Tierney with a Road Scholar program on Frontier Life at Lake Cumberland 4-H camp in Kentucky.
-May 15, 6-9pm, Doug will speak about Mary Ingles during the meeting of the Philip Sheridan Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution in Roanoke, VA.
-June 13, 14, or 15, Doug will perform History Alive! Ostenaco at two Berkeley County WV libraries, details TBA.
-June 16, Doug will perform History Alive! Ostenaco at Fort Edwards historic site near Capon Bridge, WV.
-June 28, Doug will perform History Alive! Ostenaco during the WV National Guard Kids Camp at Camp Dawson, near Kingwood, WV.
-July 17, 7:30pm, at Boy Scout Camp Mahonegon Doug will perform History Alive! Ostenaco for the registered scout campers.
-July 21, evening, Doug will perform History Alive! Gabriel Arthur at Blackwater Falls State Park near Davis, WV.
-July 22-24 & 26-37, Doug will assist with historical interpretation during Pioneer Life Week at Carter Caves State Park, KY: http://parks.ky.gov/parks/resortparks/carter-caves/events.aspx
-July 25, 9:45pm at St. Marks Episcopal Church in St. Albans, WV, Doug will portray Euell Gibbons (famous 1970s wild foods enthusiast and naturalist), as part of the Church's History Wednesday summer program.
-September 21-23, at the Greene Co. PA Museum, during a special event of the Greene Co. PA Historical Society, Doug and Dianne will portray prehistoric American Indians of the region. Other interpreters will portray equally interesting aspects of American Indian History. Interpreters are members of the Indigenous Peoples Liberation Front. Watch the events website as it gets built: https://www.facebook.com/Greene-County-Historical-Society-215915958558/events/?ref=page_internal -Oct. 13-14, – Living History Interpretive Event at Mason-Dixon Historical Park in Monongalia Co., WV and Greene Co., PA during the 251st anniversary of completion of the survey.Open to public.Watch for more details at: http://md250.exploretheline.com/
-Oct. 15, Doug will perform History Alive! Ostenaco during a Road Scholar program in Lewisburg, WV. -Oct. 20-21, Prickett's Fort American Indian History event, including a performance by Doug of History Alive! Gabriel Arthur on Sunday, Oct. 21.