The rich heritage of southern West Virginia is celebrated through photographs in the 2015 Hidden History Photo exhibit. The history-based photographs are currently on display at New River Gorge National River’s Sandstone Visitor Center in Sandstone. First displayed at Tamarack in September, this traveling exhibit will continue to be rotated through several area visitor centers and galleries. The featured images are the winning photos from 2015’s Hidden History Photo Contest, part of the annual Hidden History Weekend event held in late September. Let these photos inspire you to explore area history, perhaps taking photos of your own to enter in next year’s contest.
This exhibit can also be viewed online at www.nps.gov/neri/planyourvisit/hidden-history-photo- contest.htm. Here is the remaining exhibit dates for this photo series:
• January 2015: Sandstone Visitor Center of New River Gorge National River in Sandstone. Open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• February 2015: Beckley Art Center, Cynthia Bickey Art Gallery, 600 Johnstown Road, Beckley. Open Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Find out more about heritage sites in this area, visit www.nps.gov/neri or www.coalheritage.org. You can also find updates on the New River Gorge National River’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/newrivergorgenps or follow them on Twitter at https://Twitter.com/NewRiverNPS.