The Legacy of Mary Ingles Dinner Theater

Title: The Legacy of Mary Ingles Dinner Theater
Location: Hawks Nest State Park. 177 West Main Street, P.O. Box 857, Ansted, WV 25812
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Description: March 21 Hawks Nest State Park The Mary Ingles Trail Associates presents a historical drama based on research of the life of Mary Draper Ingles. Embroiled in the turmoil of the French & Indian War, Mary was captured by the Shawnee Indians in July of 1755 and after several months, she escaped and made her way back home by walking over 500 miles. That journey took her through the Kanawha Valley of West Virginia.

Come join us for an educational living history lesson of early western Virginia (with emphasis on the Kanawha Valley region) from the 1750’s – 1800’s. During this drama, participants will be able to visit with Mary Draper Ingles and hear some of her story; learn about some of the challenges faced by Rebecca Boone, wife of the famous Daniel Boone; as well as glimpse into the lives of many other historical figures of the past. Also during the drama you will hear about the lives of the Cherokee, Shawnee, and other Eastern Woodland Indians in our area, and become acquainted with how settlers of this land felt about its vastness and dangers. Reservations required.

Contact: Hawks Nest State Park 304-658-5212
DIRECTIONS: Hawks Nest State Park is conveniently located on the Midland Trail Scenic Highway (Route 60). One hour east of Charleston and only 8 miles west of Route 19.

Start Date: 2009-03-21
End Date: 2009-03-22