Adaland Mansion will host an entire afternoon of Civil War related events July 16 at the mansion four miles north of downtown Philippi.
The first event of the day will be a noon visit from Stonewall Jackson, the famous Confederate general born in Clarksburg, Virginia, now West Virginia. Portraying Jackson will be Tunnelton resident Doug Riley. Riley's presentation is made possible through a History Alive! Program of the West Virginia Humanities Council. This presentation is free to the public.
Historical characterization is the vehicle for Riley's program. As a humanities scholar, Riley has carefully researched the writings, speeches and biographies of Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson and uses Jackson's original words when possible.
Doug Riley of Tunnelton will bring to life the legendary Confederate General Thomas ‘Stonewall’ Jackson when he presents his History Alive! program July 16 at noon at Adaland Mansion at Philippi. The noon visit from Jackson is free to the public and will occur on Adaland’s side yard pavilion. For additional information about History Alive!, the July 16 Civil War commemorative events, and Adaland, call 304-457-2415 or 304-457-1587 or visit the website www.adaland.org.
This West Virginia Humanities Council program is being hosted by Adaland Mansion of Philippi and is supported with additional financial assistance from the Office of the Secretary, West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts.
History Alive! is available to interested nonprofit groups such as libraries, museums and historical societies. For more information, call the West Virginia Humanities Council at 304-346-8500 or visit the website at www.wvhumanities.org.
Adaland Mansion will continue its Civil War activities program with a 1 p.m. tea and 1:30 p.m. Civil War fashion show. There is a fee for the events and reservations may be made by calling 304-457-2415 or 304-457-1587.
The buffet tea will consist of assorted tea sandwiches, cookies, fruits, cakes and hot and cold flavored teas. The buffet will be served in the mansion's elegant main dining room, and guests will be seated on the pavilion on the side yard of the mansion.
Sylvia Hayhurst of Fairmont will present live models wearing reproductions of Civil War era fashions beginning at 1:30 p.m. Hayhurst will narrate the fashion show with tips on Civil War life styles, hair styles, clothing tips, manners and an opportunity to see the clothing up close. Lorna Denham, who serves as wardrobe assistant and model coordinator, will assist Hayhurst. Diane Tennant and Terry Riffle are fabric and accessories consultants for the show.
The fashion show will feature reproductions of Civil War clothing for men, women and children. The show's title, "InStyle 1861 with a 'Cameo Appearance,'" will be showcased by the variety of cameos worn by the models who will talk with guests about their cameos.
Hayhurst will be sharing a door prize of a small cameo and a book to some lucky guest. Debbie Schoonover will provide candy cameo favors for guests.
The entire day's activities for July 16 are part of Adaland Mansion's Sesquicentennial Commemoration. For reservations for the buffet tea and fashion show and for further information, call 304-457-2415 or visit Adaland at www.adaland.org.