PAMELA SCOTT JOHNSON Staff Writer
April 18, 2013
Civitas News Service
The weather forecast for Saturday is sunny skies and temps in the 50s, perfect weather to observe the wonder of the spring season in the mountains during the annual Sue Browning Wildflower Hike at Chief Logan State Park.
The hike, sponsored by Chief Logan State Park, Hemlock Hills Garden Club and Museum in the Park, will begin at 9 a.m. at the museum
The event is named for a long-time member of the Logan Garden Club who helped establish the hike 30 years ago.
West Virginia Division of Natural Resources personnel and knowledgeable wildflower enthusiasts will guide groups of registered hikers along a few of the park’s 14 trails to see and photograph native flora and fauna. Each trail features a unique combination of scenery and wildflowers. Chief Logan State Park Superintendent Bruce Collinsworth promises a variety of paths for hikers to choose from, depending upon their experience and endurance level.
Hikers will meet at the Museum in the Park at 9 a.m. for registration and complimentary coffee and pastries. Groups will get organized and leave between 9:30 and 10 a.m. Hikers will be served a box lunch at the Museum in the Park following the hike.
Registration forms are available at the Chief Logan State Park office, by calling Museum in the Park at 304 792-7229, emailing Elizabeth.A.Williams@wv.gov, calling Patsy Tilley of the Hemlock Hills Garden Club at 304-583-2026, or emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration is $15 per adult and $11 per child. Fees can be paid by check or money order made payable to Hemlock Hills Garden Club and mailed to Patsy Tilley, 9896 Country Road, Davin, W.Va. 25617.
For more information about Museum in the Park and the wildflower hike, contact Elizabeth Williams, site manager for the facility, at 304-792-7229.
Museum in the Park is a regional cultural center showcasing the best in West Virginia history and the arts. It features changing exhibits and displays of artwork and historical items from the collections of the West Virginia State Museum and the State Archives. One area of the museum is dedicated to local and regional history. It is operated and maintained by the West Virginia Division of Culture and History and is located four miles north of Logan on West Virginia Route 10 at Chief Logan State Park. The regular museum operating hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., and Sunday from 1 - 6 p.m.
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History is an agency within the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts with Kay Goodwin, Cabinet Secretary. The Division, led by Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith, brings together the past, present and future through programs and services focusing on archives and history, arts, historic preservation and museums. For more information about the Division’s programs, events and sites, visit www.wvculture.org. The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.