Battlefield Barn Bash

The 1862 battle is of significant historical value to our nation and a valuable West Virginia Landmark. Battlefield Barn Bash includes: historic Potomac river crossing (water levels permitting) and tours of the Shepherdstown Battlefield, food, music, and living history re-enactments.

Medical Weekend: Giving Aid and Comfort

Living history staff and volunteers portray the medical and relief efforts provided to soldiers during the Civil War.

OLD MONROE: Recollections of a Frontier Past 1770-1820

Join us in recalling Monroe County's frontier past. between the years of 1770 to 1820. Learn about our frontier forts and the use of long rifles on the frontier. Join living historians as they portray frontier men/women, militia, hunters/trappers, Native Americans and founders of the town of Union, at the living history encampment on Pump Street on Friday and Saturday, May 4th & 5th. Also, enjoy Native American family story telling on Saturday from 1pm-5 pm at Ames Claire Hall in town. These activities will be concurrent with our Spring Historic Home Tour on May 5th noted separately, as well as the special frontier history presentations and African American Arts show to be hosted at the beautifully restored Elmwood Plantation House on May 3rd & 4th from 6pm-10pm.

Fort Mulligan Day-Civil War Fort

Civil War Fort, living history, skirmish, music, food and speakers.

Little Levels Heritage Fair

The Little Levels Heritage Fair honors the achievements of members of the Little Levels community and celebrates the birthday of Pearl S. Buck. The event showcases local musicians, artisans, and local vendors. Living History ~ Traditional Music Arts & Crafts ~ Grand Parade Old Fashioned Pig Roast Pearl S. Buck Birthday Celebration

2017 Legacy of Mary Ingles Encampment and Living History Event

Each September since 1989, the Mary Ingles Trail Associates have presented a historical encampment based on research of the life of Mary Draper Ingles. This year marks the 262nd anniversary of Mary Ingles' odyssey. In 1755, the Virginia frontier was embroiled in the turmoil of the French and Indian War, and it was also in 1755 that Mary was captured by, and escaped from, Shawnee Indians. Accompanied by a German woman captive taken only a few weeks earlier than Mary, the two women followed the rivers and traveled nearly 500 miles on foot through the wilderness to reach home. That journey took her through western Virginia. School Day - Friday We focus on education and hands-on activities on the school days. Each group of children will see at least five different demonstrations (approximately 15 minutes each, but may vary). Please allow at least three hours in your day to tour the camp and watch the demonstrators. Our reservations are filled on a first come-first served basis. We only take 400 people per school day! (200 at 9:30 a.m.; 200 at 11:00 a.m.) Homeschool, Public School, and Private School are all welcome Public Days - Saturday & Sunday Dramatic presentations and explorations into the lives of some of the people who influenced Mary’s life will be ongoing throughout the day. Visitors to the camp may also be able to interact with interpreters who have researched: Tommy Ingles and his Indian father, a Shawnee warrior who is upset with the English, a Cherokee liaison between Will Ingles & Johnny Draper and their wives' Shawnee captors, a Virginia farm-wife, a salt maker, a trader, and others. On Public Days, the living history encampment is open: Saturday 9:00 - 3:00 Sunday 12:00 - 3:00 (Our church services is at 10:00 and all are welcome to join us, but the camps will be closed until 12:00). There is no charge to attend programs. MITA accepts donations to continue the annual production of this interpretative event.

Guyandotte Civil War Days

Guyandotte Civil War Days focuses its programs on this historic event in an effort to celebrate and promote the rich heritage of the area. The re-enactment of the Confederate raid on Saturday is the highlight of this event. The re-enactment is a true re-enactment based on known historical facts concerning the November 10,1861, skirmish.    The re-enactment of the Union Troops recapturing the town on Sunday will demonstrate the actual events of November 11, 1861. Re-enactments of known historic events and living history scenarios will be presented over the weekend. Be sure to check out the display cases at the Guyandotte Library for a display of Civil War facts and photographs.   During both days there will be many other scenarios of life during the war years, including exhibitions by military field surgeons. There will be a pavilion where you can meet local area authors. There will be multiple "Sutlers" when you can buy period clothing, merchandise and souvenirs.