SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Historical figures from Mark Twain to Sacagawea will be visiting West Virginia state parks during weekends this summer as part of the West Virginia Humanities Council’s History Alive! program.

The History Alive! program features scholars from around the state who portray historical figures at venues including museums, schools, libraries, community centers, and fairs and festivals. These living history performances provide a passage through time for student and adult audiences throughout the Mountain State.

“At Blackwater Falls, like at most state parks, we include a featured activity on weekends. The opportunity to have figures from United States history adds to the interpretative programs we plan at the park,” said Paulita Cousin, park naturalist.

The History Alive! programs are free to attend and open to all park visitors, overnight guests and the public.

Blennerhassett Island Mark Twain June 20, 2019
Beech Fork State Park Sacagawea June 22, 2019
Watoga State Park Mark Twain June 22, 2019
Beech Fork State Park Benjamin Franklin June 28, 2019
Watoga State Park Teddy Roosevelt June 28, 2019
Pipestem Resort State Park Stonewall Jackson June 29, 2019
Watoga State Park Benjamin Franklin July 5, 2019
North Bend State Park Charles Schulz July 6, 2019
Beech Fork State Park Mark Twain July 13, 2019
Pipestem Resort State Park Sacagawea July 13, 2019
Blackwater Falls State Park Teddy Roosevelt July 18, 2019
Watoga State Park Ostenaco July 19, 2019
Beech Fork State Park Charles Schulz July 20, 2019
Beech Fork State Park Ostenaco July 27, 2019
Blackwater Falls State Park Stonewall Jackson July 27, 2019
Pipestem Resort State Park Harriet Tubman July 27, 2019
Beech Fork State Park Gabriel Arthur Aug. 30, 2019
Blackwater Falls State Park Ostenaco Sept. 29, 2019

To learn more about West Virginia Humanities Council, visit www.wvhumanities.org. For more about History Alive! programs and other events and activities at West Virginia’s state parks, visit www.wvstateparks.com.