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 and the profession. They see that fewer young men and women are joining reenacting units… Continue reading The Future of Living History

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 Gen. Jackson (this was his boyhood home- not birthplace).  The highlight, as always, was meeting… Continue reading A Visit From Gen. Jackson

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 was part of the Commonwealth of Virginia until folks disagreed over slavery. West Virginia was… Continue reading Some Great Historic Structures