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LOGAN, W.Va. – The Museum in the Park at Chief Logan State Park will host the annual Sue Browning Wildflower Hike at 9 a.m., Saturday, April 22. The event, named for a long-time member of the Logan Garden Club who helped establish the hike 34 years ago, is sponsored by Chief Logan State Park, the Woman’s Club of Omar, Museum in the Park and the West Virginia Division of Culture and History. It is free and open to the public.

West Virginia Division of Natural Resources personnel and knowledgeable wildflower enthusiasts will guide groups of registered hikers along a few of the park’s 14 trails to see and photograph native flora and fauna. There are different paths for hikers to choose from depending upon their experience and endurance level.

Hikers will meet at the Museum in the Park at 8 a.m. for registration and a complimentary continental breakfast. Guided hikes will begin between 9 and 9:30 a.m. Afterward, participants will be served lunch at the Museum in the Park with a Wildlife Exhibit tour immediately to follow. Participants are encouraged to explore the park and other trails on their own once guided hikes end. Registration is required for those who wish to eat.

For more information about the Wildflower Hike and other programs at Museum in the Park, contact Deborah Durham, site manager, at (304) 792-7229 or [email protected].

Museum in the Park is a regional cultural center showcasing the best in West Virginia history and the arts. It features changing exhibits and displays of artwork and historical items from the collections of the West Virginia State Museum and the State Archives. One area of the museum is dedicated to local and regional history. It is operated and maintained by the West Virginia Division of Culture and History and is located four miles north of Logan on West Virginia Route 10 at Chief Logan State Park. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and closed on Sundays and Mondays.

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History is an agency within the Office of Secretary of Education and the Arts with Gayle Manchin, cabinet secretary. The division, led by Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith, brings together the past, present and future through programs and services focusing on archives and history, arts, historic preservation and museums. For more information about the division’s programs, events and sites, visit www.wvculture.org. The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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