Tag Archive: Heritage

Coal Miners

Coal Miners Appreciation Day

December 8, 2018 10:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

In conjunction with The Feast of the Seven Fishes is the 6th Annual Coal Miners Appreciation Day Swap Meet. Come and celebrate the coal mining heritage of our region! Vendors and collectors can buy, sell, trade or have memorabilia appraised. Admission is free.

West Virginia Ghosts: Stories & Ballads

October 22, 2018 5:30 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

From the hills and hollows of the mountains come tales strange and mysterious to chill your bones and tingle your spine. West Virginia storyteller and author Granny Sue shares stories and songs of haunted places, unquiet graves and unexplained events. Appropriate for a family audience with children 8 years of age and up. Don't forget to wear your costumes!

men dressed in 18th century clothes with rifles

Augusta County Militia

September 29, 2018 4:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The Augusta County Militia will explore the life and times of early Appalachian pioneer Joseph Doddridge, demonstrating several crafts and conducting militia operations.

Pricketts Fort

Lecture by Dr. Marian Hollinger

September 23, 2018 2:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Lecture: Artist George Caleb Bingham by Dr. Marian Hollinger. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon in the Pricketts Fort Visitor Center as Dr. Marian Hollinger discusses the life and art of artist George Caleb. Bingham’s art is the earliest and finest body of work depicting frontier life in America. (This lecture is free to the public.)

Polka Night

September 14, 2018 5:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The Folklife Center is hosting an evening of polka music and dancing with Joe Valencic from the Cleveland Polka Hall of Fame. Local musicians will be featured, and of course there will be food and drink!

Diversity in Appalachia

September 13, 2018 7:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

“Diversity in Appalachia” is a series of programs featuring scholars who look beyond the white, Anglo-Protestant, working-class culture to reveal the diversity that sometimes lies hidden in many communities. The series is in response to 'Hillbilly Elegy' by J.D. Vance and will explore who lives and works in Appalachia and how our heritage has an impact on who we are as a people. First in the series is Joe Valencic from the Cleveland-style Polka Museum. He will talk about Slovenian migration to West Virginia and the polka music that group brought with them.

woman cooking over hearth

Hearth Cooking Demo

August 28, 2018 11:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Come out and tour the fort and smell the food cooking over an open hearth, the way food was prepared during the colonial times. Recipes will be available upon request. Regular admission applies.