See the exhibit of the winning entries to the 2018 Hidden History Photo Contest now at Tamarack. Fifty-nine heritage-based images are displayed September 1 – 30, 2018 in two of the vestibules leading to Tamarack’s center courtyard. These images can be viewed online
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. “This contest gives participants a chance to share their love of history through the lens of a camera,” says Jodi French-Burr, National Park Service Park Ranger and co-coordinator of this contest. “An additional bonus is that these images highlight the rich heritage of our communities. These photos remind us that stories are around every corner of our neighborhoods, each seen from different perspectives. There are so many history stories to discover!”
This contest is part of the region’s annual Hidden History Weekend, an event celebrating the wonders of Appalachian heritage. This year’s event is September 28 – 30, 2018 where everyone can explore southern West Virginia’s rich history at free programs throughout New River Gorge National River, the National Coal Heritage Area, Bluefield, Hinton, and in the West Virginia State Parks of Babcock, Bluestone, Carnifex Ferry Battlefield, Hawks Nest, Pipestem Resort, and Twin Falls Resort. Visit any of these places year-round, but be sure to join in on the fun of this special celebration for a close-up look at the rich sites and stories of southern West Virginia’s diverse history.
Find out more about area heritage sites and the complete 2018 Hidden History Weekend schedule at www.nps.gov/neri
This event also includes additional pre and post heritage programs conducted throughout September. Hidden History Weekend will also be featured on the New River Gorge National River’s Facebook
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