Join us at the premiere of "The Blennerhassetts" - Free admission
Harman and Margaret Blennerhassett came to America in 1796 from Ireland and settled on the island that today bears their name, building an opulent home in what, at that time, was “the American west.” Accused of conspiring with former Vice President Aaron Burr to commit treason. Harman was released from prison after Burr’s acquittal, but the family’s fortunes had turned and they died in poverty.
Narrated by country music star and West Virginia native Kathy Mattea, the film covers all facets of the Blennerhassetts’ life and times. It features interviews with various historians, including Ray Swick, historian emeritus for Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park; Bill Reynolds, with the Campus Martius and Ohio River museums in Marietta; and Pamela Douglas Brust, author of “The Hendersons.”
Tickets are non-refundable and cannot be replaced if lost or stolen.