Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Heritage Farm Hosting Volunteer Training

Heritage Farm Museum and Village will host volunteer training from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 18, for those wanting to assist in bringing the Farm to life for the Spring Festival on May 2.
All new volunteers should attend training at the Farm, located at 3300 Harvey Road, Huntington.
And, with less than three weeks to go, Heritage Farm wants to remind folks about the new Way Back Weekend season pass. For one low price, visitors and their families can attend all seven Way Back Weekends, including a music festival, ice cream social and the popular cast-iron cookoff.
Season passes are $30 per person and $75 per family and can be purchased at the welcome center at Heritage Farm (3300 Harvey Road, Huntington);  online at heritagefarmmuseum.com; or the Cabell-Huntington Convention and Visitors Bureau (210 11th St, Huntington).
Those purchasing season passes prior to Spring Festival will be able to skip the admission lines and get straight on the shuttle buses to the Farm.  Also, groups of 15 or more who wish to attend the Spring Festival can pre-purchase discounted tickets at the Farm office for $15 per adult and $5 per child (ages 2-12).
Spring Festival only tickets will be available on the day of the event for $20 per adult and $10 per child (ages 2-12).
For more information, call 304-522-1244 or visit heritagefarmmuseum.com
Founded in 1996, the Farm's collection includes more than 25,000 square feet of historically significant Appalachian artifacts in seven award-winning museums and was recently named West Virginia's first Smithsonian Affiliate Institution. The Farm is also home to more than 30 log structures and other reconstructed buildings, artisans, and re-enactors that bring Appalachian history to life.

**Members of the media: On Tuesday, April 21, and Friday, April 24, school groups will be visiting Heritage Farm from 9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Several folks, including Audy Perry, will be available from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. for interviews to assist you in your preview coverage of the May 2 Spring Festival. Feel free to cover the school tours or use photos and video for your preview coverage.

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