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.
Pricketts Fort Lecture Series: John Boback, The Western Virginia Backcountry: A Short History of a Very Long Frontier
Jacob Prickett has long been celebrated as being one of the earliest pioneers on the western Virginia frontier. However, John Boback will argue the opposite position by presenting the Pricketts as late comers to the frontier period of history that had actually started over one hundred years before Prickett was even born.
In the 1960’s, a tall gangly woman with a preposterous voice and a joy of life revolutionized the art of cooking for Americans. Julia Child became an icon of gourmet cooking, and using her remarkable energy, humor, and skill, changed the way Americans thought about eating. The First Lady of Food as she has been called, convinced the nation that anyone could create gourmet meals as she charmed the public with her passion for good food. Sponsored by the West Virginia Humanities Council.