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Friday, October 1, 2010

1st battle of the American Revolution?

Head up river this weekend and take in Point Pleasant WV Battle Days. This annual event commemorates and reenacts the Battle of Point Pleasant which occurred October 10, 1774 at the “point” between Virginia militia and the Shawnee Tribe led by Chief Cornstalk. Features include an art show at Fort Randolph Terrace, a lantern tour with historical re enactors at Tu-Endie-Wei State Park on Friday night, and a Battle Days Parade on Saturday in downtown Point Pleasant. The Mansion House at Tu-Endie-Wei State Park will be open for tours.

It’s held in downtown Point Pleasant, WV October 1-3 from 10:00 am daily with free admission. A short schedule of events: October 1: School tours, Evening lantern tours October 2: Battle Days Parade, Demonstrations, Art Show at the 409 Art Gallery on Main Street, Colonial Tea, Colonial Ball. October 3: Colonial church service, Battle of Point Pleasant Memorial Service at 2:00 p.m.

For More Information: Contact Diane Johnson, Chairperson of the Battle Days Committee at 304-675-8844, or Carolin Harris at 304-675-9726.