CHIEF LOGAN STATE PARK, W.Va. — Logan Civil War Heritage Weekend Rebellion in the Hills will be held this weekend at Chief Logan State Park. On Thursday afternoon, reenactors were setting up Sutters Camp in preparation for the visiting of local school children. Students will be shown the lifestyle, tools and dress of people during the Civil War era.
Rebellion in the Hills will be open Saturday and Sunday and will offer visitors a battle reenactment, music authentic of the period, a speech by Mr. Lincoln and a Dance Under the Stars.
All events are free for the public to attend. There will be vendors for refreshments and souvenirs.
The civil war heritage weekend activities at Chief Logan State Park include:
Saturday, September 24:
10 a.m.-4 p.m. — Children’s activities at Museum in the Park (Saturday only). Children can participate in tug of war, face painting, sack races and other age-appropriate outdoor events.
11 a.m.-noon — Ladies tea and Liam Farley and papaw (Museum)
12:30-1 p.m. — Mr. Lincoln speech from the train
2 p.m.-3 p.m. — Reenactment Battle
4 p.m. — Dinner for the reenactors
5-6 p.m. — Public can visit camps for demonstrations of
8-10 p.m. — Dance Under the Stars (shelter)
Sunday, September 25
10:30 a.m. — Civil War Church Services (open to the public)
1-1:30 p.m. — Mr. Lincoln speech from the train
2-3 p.m. — Reenactment battle
Dinner for reenactors will immediately follow the dinner.
Also, for extra school credit, students attending the reenactment will be given signed papers to take to their teachers.
Martha Sparks is a reporter for Civitas Media and can be reached at 304-752-6950, ext. 1728.