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Things to Do Saturday at Pipestem

July 27, 2019 @ 1:01 am

It’s Outside Saturday. Enjoy these free activities at Pipestem Resort State Park. Activities marked with * occur at the Nature Center on Saturday, July 27.

10:00 a.m. Bluestone River Walk
Ride the tram down to meet a National Park Ranger on the patio of Mountain Creek Lodge for an interpretive hike along the Bluestone River. Please allow 10-15 minutes for your tram ride down. Participants will receive a coupon for a special tram ticket price. (1 – 1 ½ hrs.) YPP

11:00 a.m. Monarch Butterfly Talk*
Learn about the fascinating life cycle of the Monarch butterfly.

12:00 p.m. Nature Hunt*
Get your list of objects to look for in Nature. A prize will be awarded for finding them all. (1/2 – 1 hour) YPP

1:00 p.m. Camp Stove Cooking*
It’s all about camp stoves and cooking options. We will discuss the variety of backpacking and camp cooking stoves and other cooking methods with a variety of fuels and circumstances. YPP

2:00 p.m. Critter Crawl*
We’re walking and looking for bugs, or whatever little critters we might find! (1 hour) YPP

3:00 p.m. Paint a Critter*
Let’s paint a wooden snake with Natalie.

5:00 p.m. Raccoon Puppet Craft*
Meet at the picnic tables to make a racoon puppet! (30 minutes – 1 hour)

History Alive! at the Amphitheater. 7:00 p.m.
HARRIET TUBMAN. Behind Enemy Lines – Civil War 1863.
Harriet Tubman’s contribution to the northern war effort during the Civil War was significant. She served in Beaufort and Hilton Head, South Carolina, under General Hunter and General Saxton, aka General Moses. She was active throughout the Civil War leading raids, acting as a nurse, a cook, and organizer, a spy, and a soldier. She was present at Fort Wagner when the Yankee troops advanced under Colonel Robert Gould Shaw. Generals sought out her expertise at guerrilla warfare and subterfuge. She was never paid the regular wages of a soldier, even though her contribution was as significant. She sings and soothes the suffering soldiers and sends word back home of their triumphs and their needs.

Support for programming by WV Humanities Council, History Alive! Program. Tubman is portrayed by Ilene Evans of Thomas, WV. The evening program begins at 7:00 p.m. at Pipestem Resort State Park Outdoor Amphitheater. There is no admission fee and the public is welcome.

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July 27, 2019
1:01 am