Hidden History Weekend

ranger with visitors by historic buildings
A Ranger leads a guided walk through the historic railroad town of Thurmond.

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Join us for the 13th Annual Hidden History Weekend: September 24-26, 2021

Celebrate the wonders of Appalachian heritage, the sites and stories of southern West Virginia's history! Enjoy exploring heritage sites, discover history highlights, and even challenge yourself to discover more heritage during this event. Enjoy this discovery of history in plain sight!

All programs are FREE unless otherwise noted. An adult must accompany children to programs. Bring water and wear sturdy walking shoes for guided walks. Additional pre- and post-event activities continue this celebration throughout the autumn.

Check back in late summer for a full schedule of events.

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New Heritage Videos

Matewan Unscripted: A Guided Tour in Honor of the Battle of Matewan Centennial https://www.wvminewars.com/

Hidden History Highlights video series Several short videos featuring specific stories from local national and state parks will premier throughout this event on social media. https://www.facebook.com/newrivergorgenps

Last updated: January 25, 2021

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Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 246, 104 Main Street
Glen Jean, WV 25846


(304) 465-0508

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