‘Nuttallburg: Then and Now’ Coal Heritage Lecture Series Topic At Concord University’s Beckley Campus

For Immediate Release: 
Mar 25 2014

CONTACT: Sarah Dalton
Concord University
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PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712
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‘NUTTALLBURG: THEN AND NOW’ COAL HERITAGE LECTURE SERIES TOPIC
AT CONCORD UNIVERSITY’S BECKLEY CAMPUS

BEAVER, W.Va. - The 2014 Coal Heritage Lecture Series will be presenting “Nuttallburg: Then and Now” with Billy Strasser on Tuesday, April 1 in Room E 10 of the Erma Byrd Higher Education Center in Beckley, W.Va. The lecture will begin at 7 p.m., and is free and open to the public.

This lecture is the third of four in this series. Billy Strasser, who is an interpretive ranger for the National Park Service, will be presenting this lecture. His presentation will focus on the rich history of the small coal mining town of Nuttallburg, which was once owned by Henry Ford. The history of the town and stabilization of the site will also be discussed.

Strasser, who moved to the New River Gorge area in 2008, has worked in national parks in Hawaii, Florida, Alaska, and Tennessee. As an interpretive ranger, he works to bring educational programs to schools and to the public.

These lectures are co-sponsored by the Concord University Beckley Center and the Coal Heritage Highway Authority. For more information about this event or upcoming Coal Heritage Lecture Series events please contact the Erma Byrd Higher Education Center at 304-256-0270. You may also email Karen Vuranch at kvuranch@concord.edu.


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Molly Bates, a student in Concord’s Public Relations Workshop, wrote this press release. She is from Fayetteville, W.Va.