Experiential Travel

Cal Price

Experience our Mountain Culture!


Combining culture, preservation and education through lasting experiences, this year's Calvin W. Price Enrichment Series is set to be unforgettable. The popular  series provides an array of opportunities to immerse yourself in activities that enable you to dig deep into the rich historical past of Pocahontas County, explore your creative side and even learn more about the surrounding wilderness. In a series featuring ten enriching events, the 2017 Calvin W. Price Enrichment Series will evoke a sense of belonging to the Appalachian heritage and environment. Named after the sage editor of the nation's last handset newspaper, Cal Price (1880 - 1957) was an advocate for the conservation of our natural resources. The 2017 Calvin W. Price Appalachian Enrichment Series aims to continue the great legacy and esteem left behind by Cal Price.

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Cal Price Series Programs

 April 22, 2017 Wild Edibles Festival

Get a "taste" of Pocahontas County! Choose from a variety of workshops and walks led by knowledgeable instructors and guides. Learn how to identify, collect and prepare the tasty and nutritious bounty of our wild edible plants. Make and sample wildflower teas, main dishes, desserts & more. Starts at 9 a.m. at the Hillsboro School Cafeteria. A program of the Calvin W. Price Appalachian Enrichment Series.

For more information contact: Wild Edibles Festival, Hillsboro Library, Mary Dawson 304-799-4766 Facebook/groups/Pocahontas Nature Club

April - June - September  - We Must Get back to the Land Engaging Sense of Place in Your Writing

Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Foundation 2017 Creative Writing Series
April, June, September -  "We Must Get Back to the Land" Engaging Sense of Place in Your Writing
    April 22 - Poetry - Marc Harshman
    June 17 - Fiction - Maria Manilla
    September 16 - Poetry/Creative Nonfiction - Ace Boggess

In keeping with the vision statement of the PSSBF: To maintain the house and property of the birthplace of Pearl S. Buck and to foster her wish expressed in the book My Mother’s House that it should be a living "gateway to new thoughts and dreams and ways of life" wherein art, music and education are valued and promoted.

All workshops will be held at the Sydenstricker Cabin on the Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Museum property on Route 219 in Hillsboro, West Virginia, from 1:00pm until 4:30pm in the afternoon.  Beginning, intermediate and advanced writers are welcome and encouraged to attend these free and open-to-the public workshops.

May 27, 2017  Fort Warwick Archaeology Days

The Fort Warwick Archaeology Days project will involve a hands-on archaeological experience, interpretive exhibits, and site tours for students and adult participants at the site of William Warwick’s Fort in Green Bank, Pocahontas County, West Virginia on May 27, 2017. This fort was constructed in 1774 and became an important point of local defense during the Revolutionary War. The site also has a significant prehistoric Native American component. Archaeological excavations supervised by Drs. Stephen and Kim McBride have been ongoing at this site for over a decade and this is your opportunity to assist us in better understanding this site and expanding knowledge of West Virginia’s early history.

May June July 2017  Music on Cranberry Mountain

What happens when you combine mountain music with the mountains? You get Music on Cranberry Mountain - a celebration of local musicians who keep our strong heritage of mountain music alive. Check back her soon for more details on specific dates and music makers.

Music connects us to life in the mountains, come, be part of it.

September 15 7 16, 2017   The Music and the Mountains Old Time Festival

The Music and the Mountains Old Time Festival will showcase and celebrate Appalachian culture and craft. This community based, family friendly event will bring together local artisans and musicians to provide an opportunity for our local community and visitors to experience Appalachian craft demonstrations, old time music and dance traditions along with regional food. Friday night's concert will feature old time, traditional Appalachian music.

Saturday afternoon events will include local craft demonstrations, a display of regional archival photographs, old time children's games and activities, an open old time community jam, a cornbread contest and a soup bean dinner. Saturday night will offer beginner square dance lessons and a square dance bard and caller.

Stay tuned for more information as the date draws nearer.

We know that you're going to want a good night's rest while you're here experiencing all our region offers.  We have numerous options for you to stay from quaint cabins by the creek, to luxurious bed breakfast inns out in the country, to modern inns that cater to your every whim.  Click the links below to see what is available for you.  Of course, you can always call our office at 800.336.7009 and speak to a trained staff person who will be glad to help you out.

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