BECKLEY, W.Va. -- Artisans who will demonstrate their crafts in April at Tamarack are:
Stephanie Danz, stained glass, April 12-14.
Delbert Pitchford, wooden décor, April 19-21.
Jeff Davis, wildlife paintings on wood, April 26-28.
Open daily from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m., Tamarack is located off exit 45 of Interstate 64/77 in Beckley. For details about menus, catering, shopping, conference center availability and scheduled events, call 88-TAMARACK or visit tamarackwv.com. Also find Tamarack on Facebook and Twitter.
Slavery in Virginia
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Greg Carroll will present the free talk "Slavery in Virginia: 1619-1860" at 6 p.m. April 11 in the Archives and History Library at the Culture Center.
Carroll will talk about the development and spread of slavery from Virginia's early years to the Civil War, and how its slavery system differed from types elsewhere. He will delve into the main aspects of slavery in economic and social terms and will explain the contradictions the system fostered.
Carroll was a staff historian for the state's Archives and History Section for 23 years until his retirement in October 2012.
Advance registration is encouraged but not required for the lecture. To pre-register, contact Bobby Taylor, library manager, at Bobby.L.Tay...@wv.gov or 304-558-0230, ext. 163.
New State Museum app
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The West Virginia State Museum has a new app that gives smartphone and tablet users the ability to get the latest information on programs and services at the State Museum. The app is a free download available in the Apple and Google app stores.
The home page provides the options available. Discovery Room features videos of the 26 discovery rooms in the museum and a touring map of the museum. Fact Finder has West Virginia history quizzes, News and Social posts notices on programs and upcoming activities, and Get Me There will direct users to the museum and a selection of historic communities across the state. ScanMe is a special option for museum visitors that provides extended information on selected artifacts using quick response codes. Contact Us provides users with several ways to communicate with the museum: mail, email, Facebook and Twitter.
To download the new app, go to the app store and search WVSM or West Virginia Museum.