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Beech Fork hosting pioneer church service this morning

Sep. 15, 2013 @ 09:27 AM

  Just south of Huntington, Beech Fork State Park will host The Legacy of Mary Ingles encampment, an 18th Century living history weekend that runs through Sunday, Sept. 12-15.

Enjoy demonstrations and the portrayal of life in 1755 that Mary Ingles lived and encountered. The weekend is presented by the Mary Ingles Trails Association, a volunteer organization.

Re-enactors focus on the importance of trade, animal care, spinning and weaving, music, salt making, edible native plants, and medicinal native plants as early healthcare, finger weaving, blacksmithing, candle making, lye soap making, hunting skills, tomahawk throwing, plant dyes, toys and games, wood working, hide tanning, Indian pictographs, women’s and men’s roles, and frontier cooking and foods. Demonstrations are based on the availability of individual interpreters. Camps are open noon to 3 p.m. Sunday.

There will be a pioneer church service at 10 a.m. Sunday.  Learn more about Beech Fork State Park at www.beechforksp.com or call 304-528-5794.

 

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