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Marion County Historical Society - Founders Month


category : Historical Societies
January 13, 19, 25 2007

10:00 am -2:00 pm

Boaz Fleming, the Founder of Middletown, Va., now known as Fairmont, was born on January 3, 1758. Francis H. Pierpont, The “Father of West Virginia” and the First Governor of Restored Virginia appointed by Abraham Lincoln, was born on January 25, 1814. Fairmont (Middletown) was established on January 19, 1820. Marion County was established on January 14, 1842, as a result of Boaz Fleming’s conversation with Dolly Madison. Open Houses will be on all three of the above listed dates. Dr. JoAnn Lough, one of the History Heroes for 2006, will be present to discuss these historical events on all three days. Thomas Koon, Historian & Author will also be at the January 13th Open House as well live period music. Apple cider & cookies will be served. Tours of the Museum will also be available at this time.


Address: Marion County Historical Society’s Museum
P. O. Box 1636
Phone: 304-367-5398
Our Email: marionhistorical@yahoo.com
Our Website:www.marionhistorical.org.

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Attractions and Upcoming Events

Prickett's Fort State Park - School Of The Longhunter

An intense weekend of instruction exploring the role of early frontiersmen on the American frontier. Speakers will focus on the frontier skills of the longhunter. Space is limited and registration required. Visitors welcome during daytime hours with no admission charge. Contact: Prickett'

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Prickett's Fort State Park - Sheep To Shawl Day

Come watch how sheep are sheared and then see the various processes involved in preparing wool including carding, spinning and weaving.
Regular admission applies.
Contact: Prickett's Fort State Park, info@prickettsfort.org, 304-363-3030

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Prickett's Fort State Park - Fairmont State University Town & Gown Production - "Fiddler on the Roof"

The award-winning Broadway play comes to Prickett’s Fort State Park Amphitheatre this summer as the second presentation of the Town & Gown Summer Theatre.
The performances will be held on Friday and Saturday, June 29 and 30; Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 6-8;

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Prickett's Fort - Free Summer Concerts (June/July)

June 23 - Simple Gifts - 7pm
July 4 - Morgantown Municipal Band - 2:30pm, Old-fashioned Patriotic music
Please call for more information
DIRECTIONS: Prickett’s Fort State Park is two miles from I-79 at Exit 139

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Marion County Historical Society - Founders Month

January 13, 19, 25 2007 10:00 am -2:00 pm Boaz Fleming, the Founder of Middletown, Va., now known as Fairmont, wa...