Gabriel Arthur – Blennerhassett Lecture Series

Frontiersman Gabriel Arthur is believed to the the first white man to see the Kanawha Valley in 1674, while exploring western lands guided by a band of Yuchi Indians. Doug Wood’s presentation of Gabriel Arthur is through the West Virginia Humanities Council’s History Alive! Program.

The four lectures planned on each Sunday in February begin at 2:00 p.m. Musical entertainment is provided prior to each lecture beginning at 1:30 p.m. In addition, refreshments will be served following a question and answer period at the conclusion of each Sunday’s program. This year’s slate of presenters covers a wide variety of interesting topics including history, nature and archeology.

The 2020 Winter Lecture Series is held at the Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History at 137 Juliana Street in Parkersburg, WV, ( on the corner of Juliana and Second streets).

Seating is limited and reservations are required. The cost for each lecture is $4 per person for Friends of Blennerhassett members or $5 per person for non-members. The fee also includes admission to the museum, entertainment and refreshments. Reservations are made by visiting the museum or calling the park office at 304-420-4800. Free parking is at the museum.

Event Details

  • Start Date: February 2, 2020

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