Museum to offer Nellie Bly character presentation

JoAnn Peterson

Nellie Bly (1864-1922) will be portrayed by JoAnn Peterson of Kingwood in a program, 7 p.m. April 6, at the Hancock County Historical Museum located at 1008 Ridge Ave., New Cumberland, W.Va.

Bly is one of the many available character presentations offered through the West Virginia Humanities Council’s History Alive! program as a means of exploring history by interacting with noteworthy historical figures. These programs provide audiences with the opportunity to question those who have shaped our history.

Historical characterization is the vehicle for this program. Humanities scholars have carefully researched the writings, speeches and biographies of the characters they portray and whenever possible, use their original words.

The West Virginia Humanities Council is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing educational programs in the humanities for all West Virginians. For over 40 years the Council has been providing educational programs in the humanities across the state.

For more information, call 304-564-4800.