We are closed for the winter.   Events will begin in March 2018.

Old Hemlock Black Willow and Old Hemlock Mountain Laurel pointing woodcock in Canaan Valley, November 2017

Old Hemlock Black Willow and Old Hemlock Mountain Laurel pointing woodcock in Canaan Valley, November 2017

Events in 2018

Public tours will be from 1 -4 on the Saturday, July 21, 2018 and Sunday, September 16, 2018

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Sunday. October 15 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Tour the Historic Home of George Bird Evans

The Old Hemlock Foundation will open the historic home of George Bird Evans and his wife, Kay Evans, to public tours. The 1782 deeded property is on the National Register of Historic Places. The log home was built in circa 1815. The tours will tell about lives of George and Kay. This tale of love of mountains, art, music, fine writing and English Setters will share about George as an artist, author of mysteries and upland hunting, and breeder the Old Hemlock Line of English Setters.

We have two public tours per year. All other visits are by appointment.

There are approximately three miles of trails Old Hemlock. Visitors are welcome to use them just by dropping an email to so we know you are on the property.


The following events are free and open to the public. Please call (304) 379-7505 or email for more information.

 Other tours for educational and civic groups are available per the schedule and are pre-arranged.



Tuesday, July 25: Canceled   

Sorry for the change in schedule to Thursday Evening July 27


New – Thursday, July 27  8:00 PM to 11:oo PM:  Night Insects

Join Naturalists John Boback and Frank Izaguirre use black lights to catch night critters and identify them.

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Saturday, July 29: Curious Kids Program (Open to ages 8-80)

8:00 to 10:00 am LeJay Graffious will have public bird banding demonstration.  He will share the value of bird banding and how this citizen science benefits our lives.


Sunday, October 15: Old Hemlock Open House

1:00pm-4:00pm    Historic House open for tours


MAPS – Bird Banding Days

MAPS (Monitoring Avian Population and Survivorship) is a long term scientific study monitoring neotropical migrants on Old Hemlock property, following the protocols of the Institute for Bird Population.

MAPS programs are open to volunteers with experience bird banding or mist-net tending. Please make an appointment with LeJay if you would like to observe our banding sessions and learn more about the process.  This is a work day for a national effort to learn more about migrating birds.  Therefore, visitors are limited.

Sunday July 30: MAPS 10