HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Burnsville Lake in Burnsville, W. Va., will host Heritage Day on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015 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.
The event takes place in 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 & Gauley Bridge 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 various traditional crafts, farm life demonstrations, and volunteers making apple butter. Civil War living historians will also be on-hand to provide information about life at Bulltown during the War Between the States. Demonstrations include Civil War cooking and Civil War drills. Talks and area tours will also occur throughout the day.
Directions to Heritage Days: from the south, take exit 67 (Flatwoods) off of I-79 go north on US 19 - turn left on Millstone Run Road and turn left again onto the Bulltown Campground Road and then left again to enter the Bulltown Historic Area parking lot (follow the brown signs); from the north, take exit 91 (Roanoke) off of I-79 and go south on US 19 - turn right on Millstone Run Road and turn left onto the Bulltown Campground Road and then left again to enter the Bulltown Historic Area parking lot (follow the brown signs).
For more information on Heritage Days or the Bulltown Historic Area, contact Park Ranger Tommy V. Smith at the Bulltown Interpretive Center/Museum, phone: 304-452-8170, or at the Burnsville Lake Project Office, phone: 304-853-2371.
Release no. PA 15-32