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2015 Hidden History Photo Contest Exhibit at Tamarack
August 28, 2015 @ 6:14 pm - 7:14 pm
See an exhibit of the winning entries to the 2015 Hidden History Photo Contest at Tamarack this September. With twenty-seven heritage-based images on display this year, this annual contest provides an opportunity for West Virginia amateur adult and youth photographers to capture hidden and not-so-hidden elements of southern West Virginia’s history. “Every place has a story,” says Jodi French-Burr, Park Ranger at New River Gorge National River and coordinator of this contest. “This contest gives participants a chance to help tell the rich stories of the region’s history with the images they’ve capture through the eye of a camera. Each photo is a celebration of our culture!”
This heritage photo exhibit is on display at Tamarack August 29th through September 27th in the vestibule directly across the hall from the David L. Dickirson Fine Art Gallery. Photographs were submitted in the following categories: historic object, historic structure, historic landscape, site on the National Register of Historic Places, and creative interpretation. These photos are for public sale at Tamarack during this special exhibit period. The images can also be viewed online at http://www.nps.gov/neri/
This contest is part of the sixth annual Hidden History Weekend, an event celebrating the wonders of Appalachian heritage. This year’s event is scheduled for September 24 – 26. 2015, a partnership between New River Gorge National River, the National Coal Heritage Area, Tamarack, and Babcock, Carnifex Ferry Battlefield, Pipestem Resort, and Twin Falls Resort State Parks. Visit any of these places year-round, but be sure to join in on this event for a close-up look into the rich sites and stories of southern West Virginia’s diverse history.
For information about these sites and a full event schedule for 2015 Hidden History Weekend, visit http://www.nps.gov/neri. Also check out the National Park Service Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/
PHOTO CAPTION: 2015 Hidden History Photo Contest awarded Best in Show – Adult to Arlene Russell of Beckley for her image Childhood Memories. Her winning entry shows the historic water tank at Camp Brookside in Brooks, West Virginia (Summers Co