Burnsville Lake in Burnsville, W.Va., will host Heritage Day on Saturday, July 26, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The annual event offers visitors a chance to experience farm life in central West Virginia through demonstrations and exhibits.
The free event is sponsored by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
It’ll be offered at the Bulltown Historic Area. The area includes several log structures that predate the Civil War. These buildings were reconstructed in a village setting along a section of the Weston and Gauley Turnpike. One of the structures is the Cunningham House, which belonged to farmer Moses Cunningham, the only civilian injured in the Battle of Bulltown on Oct. 13, 1863.
Exhibits will include a blacksmith, weavers, volunteers making apple butter and other traditional crafts. Civil War re-enactors will also be on hand to provide information about life during the War Between the States.
Directions to Heritage Days: from the south, take exit 69 (Flatwoods) off of I-79 and follow the brown signs; the historic area is located off of U. S. 19 about 12 miles from Flatwoods; from the north, take exit 91 (Roanoke) off of I-79 and follow the brown signs; the historic are is located off of U. S. 19).
For more information on Heritage Days or the Bulltown Historic Area, contact Interpretive Ranger 304-452-8170 or the Burnsville Lake Project Office at 304-853-2371.
Release no. PA 14-31