History Alive! Ostenaco at Beech Fork
Sharing influences in West Virginia’s history at Beech Fork State Park includes History Alive! evenings throughout the summer. Join us at the park activity building for a first-person portrayal of Ostenaco.
During the French and Indian War, Ostenaco was a leader of Cherokee warriors who allied with Virginia military leaders against northern tribes fighting with the French. His leadership provided a vital alliance for the British colonial settlements in much of present West Virginia. Ostenaco’s influence contributed significantly to the expansion of English-speaking people into Western Virginia. Ostenaco is portrayed by Doug Wood of Hurricane, WV, at the Beech Fork State Park activity room at Beech Fork State Park Headquarters Building. Start time is 7:00 p.m. Program lasts about one hour. Family-friendly. Questions and conversation. Open to the public at no cost.
Ostenaco presentation is a History Alive! program made possible by the West Virginia Humanities Council and West Virginia State Park system interpretive programming services at Beech Fork.
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