Living history staff and volunteers portray the medical and relief efforts provided to soldiers during the Civil War.
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.
FREE EVENT! for people of all ages. AN EXPERIENCE FOR EVERYONE! Prepare to be transported to ancient Jerusalem as tour guides lead you through "the streets that Jesus walked." Visit settings ranging from His Triumphal Entry to His Resurrection. Taste foods from the Passover Meal, visit Barabbas in prison, hear a Roman Soldier's remorse, go to the cross, and join in other powerful experiences that relate Jesus' path to victory. Along the journey, you'll collect unique keepsakes to remind you that Jesus is alive and always with us. This tour brings life to the Easter Story for all! Call or go online to reserve your tour time! Tours begin at 2:00 p.m. & every 15 minutes.
Friends of Wheeling present: Greenwood Cemetery Tour 2017 September 10, 2017; Noon to 4:00 PM Costumed characters will portray the lives of some of Wheeling's most notable...and notorious citizens from noon until 4:00 p.m. This year's tour will include "Big Bill" Lias, leader of Wheeling's underworld, and his counterpart, West Virginia Prohibition Director, Charles Ahrens; Civil War veteran Benjamin Exley, who served in Carlin's Battery, and Anna Parker Hall, Civil War nurse and later national president of The Ladies of the GAR; rival brewers Anton Reymann and Henry Schmulbach; newspaper publisher John Frew; Benwood Mine Disaster victim Walter Sneddon; and socialite Sallie Howell, wife of Earl Oglebay, among others. The tour is free and open to all ages. Parking is available at nearby Wheeling Park, with shuttle transportation provided.