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LAC featuring historical portrayal

October 25, 2010
The Inter-Mountain

Belle Boyd, a Civil War spy, will be enacted by Patty Cooper Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Landes Arts Center on Mt. View Street in Petersburg.

This program is presented by the Grant County Arts Council Inc. and Community Sponsors Sons of Confederate Veterans, Camp 582, "McNeill's Rangers," and Pendleton Community Bank.

Admission is a donation. Part of the West Virginia Humanities Council's History Alive series, the program will feature Cooper in an authentic costume, in character as Belle Boyd. Questions may be asked of Boyd at the end of the presentation, after which Cooper comes out of character and takes questions about her research and experiences as an enactor.

Cooper also enacts "Mad" Anne Bailey, scout of the Colonial Virginia frontier.

Those requiring accessibility assistance should contact the GCAC before the event at P.O. Box 988, Petersburg, West Virginia 26847, or e-mail This project is presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations do not necessarily reflect those of the West Virginia Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For more information, call 304-257-4674.



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