Blennerhassett Island historical park offers Sunday programs


PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — The 2012 Winter Lecture Series at Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park features five Sunday afternoon history programs in February and March with the theme, A Journey Through Time.

The programs feature two first-person interpreters and speakers on a variety of Ohio Valley and West Virginia topics.


Black Odyssey: the Mid-Ohio Valley’s African American Experience will be on display as part of the lecture series.

The Smoot Theater Children’s Choir will perform Feb. 5 and the Smoot Theater Boys’ Choir will perform Feb. 26. Both choral shows will be at the museum prior to each history program. Dulcimer player Scott Cain will play each Sunday.

The programs are at 2 p.m. and are free of charge. Light refreshments will be served. Attendees should reserve seats in advance by calling 304-420-4800. Donations are accepted by the Friends of Blennerhassett to support programming costs.

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Topics for the programs are:

Feb. 5. — Hariett Tubman, Underground Railroad Heroine.

Feb. 12 — Clara Barton, Civil War Nurse and Red Cross Founder.

Feb. 19 — Was the Civil War Just a War? Examines the framework of just law theory and the nature of the conflict.

Feb. 26 — Please Do You Have Any News? The Civil War’s devastating effect on the public.

March 4 — The 1811 Voyage of the New Orleans, the American West’s First Steamboat In 1811.


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