MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. — Daniel L. Frizzi, a member of the Great Stone Viaduct Historical Education Society’s Speaker’s Bureau, will present “Baltimore and Ohio River Crossings: A Tale of Three Bridges” at the Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex in Moundsville on Thursday, April 26 at 7 p.m. The lecture is part of the Complex’s monthly lecture and film series and is free and open to the public.
Frizzi presents a historic look at how travel and commerce moved across the Ohio River using ferries, steamships, railroading and bridges. His program will cover three railroad bridges that connected West Virginia’s Northern Panhandle with Ohio and places out west. These historic river crossings connected Bellaire, Ohio, with Benwood, W.Va., Martins Ferry, Ohio, with Wheeling, W.Va. and Steubenville, Ohio with Weirton, W.Va.
Frizzi practices law in Bellaire and serves as a trustee of the Great Stone Viaduct Historical Education Society. Printed copies of his presentation and other items will be offered for sale to help support the society and its projects.
For more information about the Great Stone Viaduct Historical Education Society, visit http://www.greatstoneviaduct.org/.
For more information about activities and programs at Grave Creek Mound, contact Andrea Keller, cultural program coordinator, at (304) 843-4128 or [email protected] or visit www.facebook.com/gravecreekmound and www.twitter.com/gravecreekmound.
Operated by the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex features one of the largest conical burial mounds built by the Adena people between 250 - 150 B.C. and ranks as one of the largest earthen mortuary mounds anywhere in the world. Exhibits and displays in the Delf Norona Museum interpret what is known about the lives of these prehistoric people and the construction of the mound. The complex also houses the West Virginia Archaeological Research and Collections Management Facility.
Admission to Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex is free. The Delf Norona Museum, located at 801 Jefferson Avenue, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and closed Sunday and Monday. Outdoor access closes at 4:30 p.m.