Minnie Pearl – History Alive! at Twin Falls
See history come alive at Twin Falls Resort State Park!
Sarah Colley studied theater while in college during the Great Depression with hopes to become a serious actress. While touring with a theater company, she created the comedic down-home character of Minnie Pearl to help promote performances. Her first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry in 1940 was a success and eased fears that her satire of rural ways might not be appreciated by country audiences. People instead embraced Minnie as one of their own, and she became a legend in country entertainment.
Portrayed by Denise Giardina of Charleston. Program starts at 7 p.m and lasts about one hour. Family-friendly. Open to the public at no cost. Meet at the Twin Falls State Park Lodge.
The History Alive! program made possible by the West Virginia Humanities Council and West Virginia State Park system.
- Start Date: June 2, 2018