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Hatfields documentary weapons master to host pioneer festival

Sep. 18, 2012 @ 10:06 AM

 GRIFFITHSVILLE, W.Va. — You can turn back the clock to pioneer days as reenactors from around the region will be on hand and demonstrating at Heritage and Cultural Days at the McClung Farm in Griffithsville W.Va. 

 The festival will run 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 21-22 and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

 There will be many presenters and demonstrations throughout the weekend organized by Thadd McClung, who was the weapons master on the set of the recent documentary,  “America’s Greatest Feud: The History of the Hatfields and McCoys,” that was filmed by Huntington-based Trifecta Productions.

McClung and other fellow reenactors organized the weapons and he played a role in the reenactment scenes filmed at Heritage Farm Museum and Village and which also featured such local reenactors as Mike Coffey (Barboursville Police Chief), Seth Cyfers, Clint McElroy, Debbie Wolfe and many others.

 The address for the farm is 67 TiKi Lane Griffthsville, WV 25521. Directions to the Farm are: Turn from Rt.3 onto Merritts Creek Road. Approx. 1.5 miles.  Turn onto Tiki Lane. Admission is free and the festival is open to the weekend.

For more info on the fest, email millmac81@hotmail.com