West Virginia - Wild and Wonderful

About West Virginia

West Virginia is noted for its mountains and diverse topography, its historically significant logging and coal mining industries, and its political and labor history. It is one of the most densely karstic areas in the world, making it a choice area for recreational caving and scientific research.


West Virginia is full of opportunity for any business with a growing economy and a highly dedicated workforce. Whether you are running an existing business or thinking of starting a new business you can find all of the information you need throughout this business section.


West Virginia is fortunate to have a tremendous education system with a high standard of excellence. Please use the information provided here to learn more about the wealth of educational opportunities in our great state.


West Virginia is home to one of the finest workforces in the country based on our hard work and commitment to quality. Whether you are looking for new job opportunities, enhancing your job skills or researching future employment trends you can find all of the information you need throughout this employment section.


West Virginia offers the perfect balance of a rural and urban setting that suits a variety of lifestyles. This is a state where you can go whitewater rafting in the morning, go to an art exhibit in the afternoon and attend a concert in the evening. Whether you just moved to the Mountain State or your family has been here since it was founded, you are part of our community.


Maintaining proper health is vital to ensuring the highest quality of life possible. West Virginia strives to provide one of the best health care systems in the country that is affordable and available to all residents of the state. This section contains numerous resources to assist you in accessing the health care services provided in the state.


Exhilarate in the lasting beauty and natural wonder scattered throughout West Virginia. From unmatched outdoor recreation to world-class resorts, breathtaking scenery and a variety of cultural and historic attractions, West Virginia is an ideal spot to plan your next adventure. Discover for yourself what makes West Virginia wild and wonderful.

 Blennerhassett Island Brunch with Margaret Oct. 3, 2013

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. - Enjoy a morning cruise to Blennerhassett Island hosted by Margaret Blennerhassett Saturday, Oct. 3, 2013. Margaret will provide a glimpse into the 18th-century frontier life she and Harman experienced while living on Blennerhassett Island. She will share intriguing stories about Aaron Burr, Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton. Margaret’s love of entertaining makes her a sparkling hostess. Margaret is portrayed by actress/historian Debra Conner.

The boat will depart for the island from Point Park in downtown Parkersburg at 10 a.m. The cost of the Brunch with Margaret is $39.95 per person. The price of the ticket includes the round-trip sternwheeler ride, a guided tour of the Blennerhassett Mansion, brunch and program by Margaret, a narrated wagon ride tour, and a self-guided tour of the Blennerhassett Museum.

Space is limited and advance reservations are required. To purchase tickets, please call the park office at 304-420-4800. A golf cart with driver is available on the island to offer assistance.

For more information about Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park and upcoming events, call 304-420-4800 or visit www.blennerhassettislandstatepark.com.

Contact Information

Lori Lawrence, Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park