The West Virginia Humanities Council recently awarded a $1,500 minigrant to the Monroe County Historical Society for the living history event known as “Monroe County Heritage Days – War Comes to Union,” planned for Aug. 26-28. The living history event seeks to portray the 1864 Federal occupation of Union’s historic district and surroundings.
In May of 1864, Union General George Crook led his force through Union on a Sunday morning after his victory at Cloyd’s Mountain, VA, and spread out for miles to camp and forage for five days.
For more information about the West Virginia Humanities Council grants program, contact grants administrator Erin Riebe at 304-346-8500 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Grant guidelines and applications are also available on the Humanities Council website, www.wvhumanities.org
For more information about the Monroe County Heritage Days (MCHD) event, visit www.MCHDWV.com, find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MCHDWVor contact the president of the Monroe County Historical Society, Alfred Ziegler, at 304-832-6060, email@example.com or the MCHD project director Chris Johnson at 304-772-4712 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.