River Detours and Closures at the Thomas Buford Pugh Memorial Bridge
The WV Department of Highways and the Federal Highways Administration is replacing the Thomas Buford Pugh Memorial Bridge on Route 41 in the town of Prince. Construction will require temporary full river traffic closures and long term river detours. More »
Early Settlers in the New River Gorge Region
Students become a pioneer family to learn what they need and how to survive as new settlers in the New River Gorge region. Some students will dress in period clothing.
Available to schools in:Greenbrier, Monroe, Raleigh & Summers counties
Grade Level: 4th
Program Length: 1 hour
1. Describe where early settlers came from and how they traveled to West Virginia
2. List three ways that early settlers lived in the New River Gorge
3. State one way he or she can preserve our cultural heritage
Pre-visit activities are:
Did You Know?
One day each year, hundreds of BASE (Building, Antenna, Span, and Earth) jumpers come to New River Gorge to parachute from the New River Gorge Bridge.