Return of Elk – Blennerhassett Lecture Series

The reintroduction of elk in West Virginia by the Division of Natural Resources is presented by Naturalist and biologist Lauren Cole. Her program will include other interesting tidbits related to WV wildlife and the naturalist programs at state parks. At one time, elk were common inhabitants across North American providing an important source of food, shelter and clothing for Native American Indians and early European settlers. They have been reintroduced in Southern West Virginia. Cole is the Elk Management Tour guide and serves as naturalist/interpreter at Chief Logan State Park.

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 9, 2020

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