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Timber! – Demonstration & Songs at Cass

July 17

Cass Scenic Railroad State Park and West Virginia University have partnered to present “Timber.” Experience demonstrations and listen to stories and song related to timber camps and early logging days history.

10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
Cultural programming throughout the park will include demonstrations on the historic tools of the timber camp, including blacksmith demonstrations and opportunities for visitors to see the operations of trains and train whistles.

History Alive! actor Rich Pawling, whose “Early Logging Days” interpretation of the wood hick, will demonstrate traditional songs of the timber camp, which he has specifically tailored to feature the music which would have rung from the hills of Pocahontas County. These activities will all take place near the General Store area of Cass.

The exhibit in the Cass Museum and related summer programs are presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations do not necessarily represent those of the West Virginia Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities. Additional funding has been provided by the WVU Humanities Center.

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