Burnsville Lake to Host Living History Weekend

Published Sept. 30, 2016
HUNTINGTON, W. Va. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Burnsville Lake in Burnsville, W.Va., in partnership with Wise's Legion, an authentic Civil War living history organization, and the Friends of Burnsville Lake will host a living history weekend that begins Oct. 7, 2016 and will wrap up with a reenactment of the Battle of Bulltown on Oct. 9 at the Bulltown Historic Area.


Festivities begin Friday, Oct. 7 with a Kid's Day Event at 9 a.m. Fifth grade students from Braxton County will take a walk back into the Civil War era with stations including camp life, tours of the historic structures, the Cunningham farmstead, the Civil War battlefield, cannon and artillery demonstrations, museum information, as well as gardening and preservation

 Activities for Saturday that are open to the public include viewing of field tactical for troops, a Confederate Memorial Service, and a lunch of beans and cornbread that will be made available for purchase by the Friends of Burnsville Lake

Saturday from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. there will be live old time music Civil War Ball that will be open to the public at the Interpretive Shelter in the Bulltown Campground. There is no charge for this event, and period dress is not a requirement. 

On Sunday the day of the battle begins at 7 a.m. for the troops, a 10 a.m. Church Service will be open to the public and held at the St. Michael's Church. The battle will take place from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. 

For more information, call the Burnsville Lake Office at 304-853-2371 or the Bulltown Historic Area at 304-452-8170.    

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Release no. PA 16-049