Seneca Rocks, W.Va., June 27, 2023 – Join us at Monongahela National Forest’s Seneca Shadows Campground Amphitheater 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. each Saturday evening in July for the Summer Concert and Speaker Series. Kick back to the sounds of local musicians or sit up and take note as subject matter experts share their knowledge. You do not need to be a guest of the Seneca Shadows campground to attend. All programs are sponsored by the Eastern National Forests Interpretive Association in cooperation with American Land & Leisure. In the event of inclement weather, programs will be moved to the Seneca Rocks Discovery Center Auditorium. All programs are subject to change or cancellation at any time.
- July 1: Music with Chris Haddox. Chris performs songs rooted in traditional music on the guitar, banjo, and fiddle. All songs are honest expressions of how he experiences and sees the world.
- July 8: Mission to Mars. In partnership with Greenbank Observatory, Experience Learning implements the Mission2Mars learning programs to local schools and community events alike. Join Learning Coordinator Becca Myers as she covers NASA’s Artemis Mission, life on the moon, and enjoy hands-on activities that will activate thoughts astronauts, engineers, and scientists experience during this exciting new mission that is happening in our lifetime!
- July 15: Music with EMay. A soulful singer, exceptional fingerpicking guitarist and eclectic songwriter, EMay performs in the style of female singer-songwriters such as Alanis Morissette, Grace Potter, Joni Mitchell and Janis Joplin.
- July 22: Music with Jesse Milnes. Jesse grew up in the world of West Virginia old-time music, learning from masters like Melvin Wine and Ernie Carpenter as well as his father, Gerry Milnes. Jesse is an accomplished and soulful, songwriter, fiddle player and guitarist.
- July 29: Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia. Bird trainer and educator Cheyenne Carter will discuss bird species and the importance of those birds in a healthy ecosystem. Get up close and personal with live birds of prey during this must-see program.
Contact the Seneca Rocks Discovery Center at (304) 567-2827 for more information about these programs. The center is open Thursday through Monday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., closed Tuesday and Wednesday. The Historic Sites Homestead is open Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.