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Virtual Program at Moundsville Library Explores Local History of Native Americans

Travis Henline

MOUNDSVILLE — Who lived along the Ohio River in past centuries? In honor of Native American Heritage Month, Travis Henline will offer a fascinating virtual presentation for the Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 30. This free program is aimed at adults and students and can be accessed through Zoom or Facebook.

“The People Between: An Indigenous Perspective on Ohio Valley History” will be an overview of the histories and cultures of the Native peoples of the Upper Ohio Valley.

Henline is currently the executive director of Hale Farm and Village in Bath, Ohio. Previously the project manager for the development of a Wheeling history museum through Wheeling Heritage, Henline is a history specialist, who served as site manager for West Virginia Independence Hall from 2009 to 2016.

The library is offering a variety of virtual events and extra digital resources while in-person programming remains limited due to COVID-19. The Zoom webinar platform being used for this Nov. 30 event will permit guests to join as an unseen audience member while the presenter offers an online performance. Find the Zoom link on the Moundsville Library’s Facebook Page or website, call or email the library, or stop in to pick up a handout with the details. Zoom is easy to use and may be downloaded for free. The Zoom Webinar ID number for this event is: 894 9326 4866. The Webinar Passcode is: 402453.

Online visitors may also watch the event live on Facebook (a Facebook account is not required; just do a search for “Moundsville Library Facebook”) or listen in by phone. Those joining on Zoom will be able to ask questions or make comments thru the platform’s Chat or Q&A function. This program will finish in about an hour and a half.

This event is free and open to the public, with support provided by the Robert Baker Family. The Moundsville Library is located at 700 Fifth St. in Moundsville.

For more information, call 304-845-6911.

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