Woodlands Program to be held at Chapman State Park


CLARENDON, Pa. – Chapman State Park will be hosting a Tales of the Eastern Woodlands Program.

The program, which will be on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 3-4:30 p.m., will feature traditional Iroquoian and Algonquian tales from the eastern woodlands, presented by storytellers Grandpa Dave Wargo, Alex Watkins, Bill DeVlieger, and Native American flute performer Garry Campbell.

Among the tales told, you will learn about the monstrous Great Horned Serpent of the Allegany River, the elusive Sasquatch, the Little People, and a haunting selection of ghosts and spirits. Hear tales of the famous Chief Cornplanter and the first settlers, the thrilling, and at times comical exploits of the timber and oil barons who transformed the local economy, and accounts of the Kinzua valley before, during, and after the building of the dam.

Appropriate for all ages, bring the family and sit by the fire as we share local legends and lore, historical anecdotes, and Native American singing, dancing, and flute.

The program will be held at Pavilion No. 2. No registration is required.