CHIEF LOGAN STATE PARK - Museum in the Park at Chief Logan State Park will sponsor a Frontier Days Weekend on Saturday and Sunday.
Activities will take place from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. on Saturday and 1-6 p.m. on Sunday. The event is free and the public is invited to attend.
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, needle crafts, blacksmithing and gunsmithing, leather working, horn and wood carving, flint knapping and making tools, sheep shearing, spinning wool, and various techniques for gathering, preparing and storing food.
In addition, on Saturday, visitors can join reenactor Henry Tucker as he recounts tales and stories of his ancestor William Tucker, an 18th-century frontier scout who fought at the Battle of Point Pleasant on October 10, 1774. The West Virginia Humanities Council's History Alive! program will sponsor two presentations during the weekend. On Saturday, William Hunt will portray the 18th-century mediator and scout, Andrew Montour, who could speak French, English, and at least seven native tongues. The Sunday presentation features Dan Cutler as the famous Shawnee Chief Cornstalk. History Alive! presenters have conducted thorough research on the characters they portray. The presentation has three parts: A monologue by the character, public participation in a discussion with the character and public discussion with the presenter.
For more information about Frontier Days Weekend, contact Elizabeth Williams, site manager at the Museum in the Park, at (304) 792-7229.