Category Archives: civil war

The Future of Living History

Although I work at a “big box” Museum & Science Center, I try to stay active in the world of living history. As a volunteer interpreter and reenactor, I’ve heard many friends worry aloud about the future of the hobby … Continue reading

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A Visit From Gen. Jackson

Saturday evening featured our Newcomer’s Reception and the Salted, Smoked and Pickled Reception. The building that housed the event is a replica of the West Virginia building at the world’s fair.  Neat architecture. Wonderful murals. We enjoyed a visit from … Continue reading

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Some Great Historic Structures

Adjacent the 4-H camp/conference center, there is also a small grouping of historic structures and mills.  The log cabins are good examples of local vernacular architecture.  The mill site and homestead was the birthplace of Stonewall Jackson.  (Reminder, West Virginia … Continue reading

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