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W.Va. council seeks historical characters

December 4, 2013
Associated Press

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The West Virginia Humanities Council is looking for people interested in portraying historical figures with statewide name recognition.

Portrayals of historically significant people no longer living, from any period of history, are eligible for consideration to participate in the council's History Alive program. People are sought to portray historical figures including explorers, inventors, musicians, statesmen, artists, authors, educators, military leaders and others.

The council's current roster of characters includes 14 figures ranging from Cornstalk to Mark Twain. They give presentations at schools, libraries, civic groups and other venues throughout the state.

Those interesting in applying can call council program officer Mark Payne at 304-346-8500 or



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