Hidden History Photo Contest Exhibit and October Park Programs

Train with tracks and buildings
2016 Hidden History Photo Contest, Best in Show – adult. 

Hauling the Coal © Patrick Hutchinson

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News Release Date: September 30, 2016

Contact: Jodi French-Burr, 304-574-2115

Glen Jean, West Virginia—See the 2016 Hidden History Photo Contest exhibit at Tamarack throughout October. With 39 heritage-based images on display, this contest provides an opportunity for West Virginia amateur adult and youth photographers to capture the hidden and not-so-hidden elements of southern West Virginia's heritage. "This contest gives participants a chance to share their love of history through the lens of a camera," says Jodi French-Burr, Park Ranger at New River Gorge National River and contest coordinator. "These photos tell parts of our region's rich history through images."

This exhibit is on display at Tamarack in two of the vestibules leading to Tamarack's center courtyard. Each photo features historic objects, structures, landscapes, or sites on the National Register of Historic Places. Many of these images highlight the national parks of southern West Virginia, several West Virginia state parks, and the National Coal Heritage Area.

Autumn is also a great time to explore this heritage first hand in parks. Join a ranger or park partner for free hikes, talks, and other programs in New River Gorge National River and Bluestone National Scenic River. All programs are free unless otherwise noted. One program does require advanced reservations.See the complete October guided activity schedule at :https://www.nps.gov/neri/planyourvisit/programs.htm, then go out and find your park (#findyourpark).

Find out more about area heritage :www.nps.gov/neriwww.coalheritage.orgwww.wvstateparks.comwww.exploresummerscounty.com, and www.tamarackwv.com. You can also find updates on the New River Gorge National River's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/newrivergorgenps or follow us on Twitter at https://Twitter.com/NewRiverNPS.


Last updated: September 30, 2016

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