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History Comes Alive


The Thunder in the Village event is a grand celebration of West Virginia and American Civil War history. With the help of the Non-Profit Guyandotte Civil War Days LLC, the Huntington VFW, volunteers, and hundreds of reenactors, this event is a must-attend for history enthusiasts. Every November, the small village of Guyandotte, West Virginia, comes alive with the sights and sounds of the past. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to immerse yourself in history.

Events vary throughout the week - from the live battle reenactment to memorial services, demonstrations, crafts and arts, encampments, ladies' afternoon tea, lecture series, and so much more.

A Thunder in the Village Ball event is held the Saturday night of the reenactment, where participants dance the night away in period dress.

Educational programs and demonstrations designed specifically for school groups are offered on the Friday of the reenactment weekend where kids can see what life was like in 1860s Cabell County West Virginia.

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