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Fairmont State University hosts historic interpreter


The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center hosts many events to the public at Fairmont State University and on Tuesday night the Folklife Center hosted a special guest.

Don Teter was at the Folklife Center to present a first person interpretation of David Hunter Strother, a popular magazine illustrator, writer from the 1800s and was known as well for his service in the American Civil War.

Tiffany Martin, project coordinator at the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center, said Don Teter is an adjunct professor at Fairmont State and enjoys bringing history alive through his interpretations.

“It’s a first person interpretation it’s Don Teter presenting himself as David Hunter Strother, also known as Porte Crayon,” said Martin. “It’s a fun way to introduce students to people in history, interesting characters in history through a first person interpretation so you get just not just reading a text you’re seeing that person more or less kind of alive.”

For more information on upcoming events visit the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center Facebook page.

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