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St. Albans Founders Day

The 15th Annual St. Albans Founders Day will be held on Main Street, Saturday, September 18, 2021, from 10am –

Niagara Movement Pilgrimage to John Brown’s Fort

Retrace the footsteps of the men and women of Niagara during this commemorative walk to the site of John Brown’s Fort in 1906. A 10am memorial service follows at the Curtis Freewill Baptist Church.

St. Albans Historical Society Open House

Come see hundreds of old St. Albans photographs, books and displays. Bring your old St. Albans photos to be scanned for their files. Dates: Saturday, June 2: 10am to 2pm Saturday, July 7: 10am to 2pm Saturday, August 4: 10am to 2pm Saturday, September 1: 10am to 2pm Saturday, October 6: 10am to 2pm Saturday, November 3: 10am to 2pm Saturday, December 1: 10am to 2pm

Native American Heritage Gathering

This annual two-day event features snakes and raptors, Living History presentations, Red River Drum, dancing and storytelling. There will be food and craft vendors and children’s activities. The North House Museum will open a related exhibit of Native American art and craft. Find us on the grounds of the North House Museum and New River Community and Technical College, also known as Academy Park. Elementary Schools are specially invited on Friday.

Christmas on the Frontier

Fort Randolph's reenactors invite you to join them for a frontier Christmas celebration. Gingerbread cookies and punch are just the beginning of a frontier Christmas feast. Colonial entertainment with music, singing, dancing and story telling follows dinner. Don your colonial best and celebrate the Christmas season at Fort Randolph.

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 breeding 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 lejay@oldhemlock.org so we know you are on the property.

Country Fall Festival

West Virginia's State Farm Museum's Annual Country Fall Festival includes an Antique Gas Engine Show, CEO's Quilt Show, Antique Bottle Show and Antique Tractor Pull. Watch the making of apple butter, apple cider and sorghum. For sale. Tour over 30 buildings and cabins full of exhibits of a different time. Farm animals to pet. Sunday church service and gospel sing. Country Kitchen and Gift Shop open.

A Screening of Vietnam: West Virginians Remember, a documentary from West Virginia Public Broadcasting

A documentary from West Virginia Public Broadcasting featuring the experiences of 5 West Virginia combat soldiers. Per capita, West Virginians served the most and died the most in Vietnam. It lives on as America’s most controversial war – with questions unanswered, lessons not learned, and for veterans who survive, including thousands of West Virginians, haunting memories remain. Popcorn will be provided. Call 304-737-1551 closer to the event for more information and to register!

History Center Museum – Upshur County Doctors, Nurses and Undertakers

Summer 2017 Museum Exhibit: Upshur County Doctors, Nurses and Undertakers - If we can't cure you, we'll bury you. Come to downtown Buckhannon to walk through one of the oldest structures in the area, that features a museum exhibit Sunday afternoons from 1 - 4 PM. The Museum's building is one of the oldest historic landmarks in Upshur County. During the Civil War, the structure was commandeered for use by the Federal government (as were most churches in this area) as a food commissary. Betty Hornbeck, in her book Upshur Brothers of the Blue and Gray, writes that on August 30, 1862, following a battle of "Watertank Hill" in a Confederate victory known as "Jenkins Raid", twenty to thirty captured Federal prisoners were marched first to the courthouse and.... "after the arms had been destroyed, the prisoners were taken to the Southern Methodist Church on West Main Street that was being used as a commissary. The church contained thousands of bushels of oats and corn, all of which were taken into the street and burned by the prisoners under order of Commander Jenkins. Green coffee beans were shoe deep in the street." The oil painting inside the Museum, over the front entrance depicts the looting and pillaging of the frightening night so long ago. The History Center Museum is an historic structure, built in 1856 and is the oldest extant building on Main Street, Buckhannon. It was listed on National Register of Historic Places in 1992.

History Center Museum – Upshur County Doctors, Nurses and Undertakers

Summer 2017 Museum Exhibit: Upshur County Doctors, Nurses and Undertakers - If we can't cure you, we'll bury you. Come to downtown Buckhannon to walk through one of the oldest structures in the area, that features a museum exhibit Sunday afternoons from 1 - 4 PM. The Museum's building is one of the oldest historic landmarks in Upshur County. During the Civil War, the structure was commandeered for use by the Federal government (as were most churches in this area) as a food commissary. Betty Hornbeck, in her book Upshur Brothers of the Blue and Gray, writes that on August 30, 1862, following a battle of "Watertank Hill" in a Confederate victory known as "Jenkins Raid", twenty to thirty captured Federal prisoners were marched first to the courthouse and.... "after the arms had been destroyed, the prisoners were taken to the Southern Methodist Church on West Main Street that was being used as a commissary. The church contained thousands of bushels of oats and corn, all of which were taken into the street and burned by the prisoners under order of Commander Jenkins. Green coffee beans were shoe deep in the street." The oil painting inside the Museum, over the front entrance depicts the looting and pillaging of the frightening night so long ago. The History Center Museum is an historic structure, built in 1856 and is the oldest extant building on Main Street, Buckhannon. It was listed on National Register of Historic Places in 1992.

Fossil Day

Fossil Day Saturday, September 16, 12:00 – 4:00 pm Bring your fossils for expert identification by Dr. Ronald Mc Dowell, Senior Research Geologist and Head of the Geoscience Section of the West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey (WVGES). Family-oriented activities include finding a fossil, craft activities, and a film. Also, visit our display at the Elizabethtown Festival at the old West Virginia Penitentiary and stop at the Fall Festival on Jefferson Avenue.

History Center Museum – Upshur County Doctors, Nurses and Undertakers

Summer 2017 Museum Exhibit: Upshur County Doctors, Nurses and Undertakers - If we can't cure you, we'll bury you. Come to downtown Buckhannon to walk through one of the oldest structures in the area, that features a museum exhibit Sunday afternoons from 1 - 4 PM. The Museum's building is one of the oldest historic landmarks in Upshur County. During the Civil War, the structure was commandeered for use by the Federal government (as were most churches in this area) as a food commissary. Betty Hornbeck, in her book Upshur Brothers of the Blue and Gray, writes that on August 30, 1862, following a battle of "Watertank Hill" in a Confederate victory known as "Jenkins Raid", twenty to thirty captured Federal prisoners were marched first to the courthouse and.... "after the arms had been destroyed, the prisoners were taken to the Southern Methodist Church on West Main Street that was being used as a commissary. The church contained thousands of bushels of oats and corn, all of which were taken into the street and burned by the prisoners under order of Commander Jenkins. Green coffee beans were shoe deep in the street." The oil painting inside the Museum, over the front entrance depicts the looting and pillaging of the frightening night so long ago. The History Center Museum is an historic structure, built in 1856 and is the oldest extant building on Main Street, Buckhannon. It was listed on National Register of Historic Places in 1992.

History Center Museum – Upshur County Doctors, Nurses and Undertakers

Summer 2017 Museum Exhibit: Upshur County Doctors, Nurses and Undertakers - If we can't cure you, we'll bury you. Come to downtown Buckhannon to walk through one of the oldest structures in the area, that features a museum exhibit Sunday afternoons from 1 - 4 PM. The Museum's building is one of the oldest historic landmarks in Upshur County. During the Civil War, the structure was commandeered for use by the Federal government (as were most churches in this area) as a food commissary. Betty Hornbeck, in her book Upshur Brothers of the Blue and Gray, writes that on August 30, 1862, following a battle of "Watertank Hill" in a Confederate victory known as "Jenkins Raid", twenty to thirty captured Federal prisoners were marched first to the courthouse and.... "after the arms had been destroyed, the prisoners were taken to the Southern Methodist Church on West Main Street that was being used as a commissary. The church contained thousands of bushels of oats and corn, all of which were taken into the street and burned by the prisoners under order of Commander Jenkins. Green coffee beans were shoe deep in the street." The oil painting inside the Museum, over the front entrance depicts the looting and pillaging of the frightening night so long ago. The History Center Museum is an historic structure, built in 1856 and is the oldest extant building on Main Street, Buckhannon. It was listed on National Register of Historic Places in 1992.

History Center Museum – Upshur County Doctors, Nurses and Undertakers

Summer 2017 Museum Exhibit: Upshur County Doctors, Nurses and Undertakers - If we can't cure you, we'll bury you. Come to downtown Buckhannon to walk through one of the oldest structures in the area, that features a museum exhibit Sunday afternoons from 1 - 4 PM. The Museum's building is one of the oldest historic landmarks in Upshur County. During the Civil War, the structure was commandeered for use by the Federal government (as were most churches in this area) as a food commissary. Betty Hornbeck, in her book Upshur Brothers of the Blue and Gray, writes that on August 30, 1862, following a battle of "Watertank Hill" in a Confederate victory known as "Jenkins Raid", twenty to thirty captured Federal prisoners were marched first to the courthouse and.... "after the arms had been destroyed, the prisoners were taken to the Southern Methodist Church on West Main Street that was being used as a commissary. The church contained thousands of bushels of oats and corn, all of which were taken into the street and burned by the prisoners under order of Commander Jenkins. Green coffee beans were shoe deep in the street." The oil painting inside the Museum, over the front entrance depicts the looting and pillaging of the frightening night so long ago. The History Center Museum is an historic structure, built in 1856 and is the oldest extant building on Main Street, Buckhannon. It was listed on National Register of Historic Places in 1992.

History Center Museum – Upshur County Doctors, Nurses and Undertakers

Summer 2017 Museum Exhibit: Upshur County Doctors, Nurses and Undertakers - If we can't cure you, we'll bury you. Come to downtown Buckhannon to walk through one of the oldest structures in the area, that features a museum exhibit Sunday afternoons from 1 - 4 PM. The Museum's building is one of the oldest historic landmarks in Upshur County. During the Civil War, the structure was commandeered for use by the Federal government (as were most churches in this area) as a food commissary. Betty Hornbeck, in her book Upshur Brothers of the Blue and Gray, writes that on August 30, 1862, following a battle of "Watertank Hill" in a Confederate victory known as "Jenkins Raid", twenty to thirty captured Federal prisoners were marched first to the courthouse and.... "after the arms had been destroyed, the prisoners were taken to the Southern Methodist Church on West Main Street that was being used as a commissary. The church contained thousands of bushels of oats and corn, all of which were taken into the street and burned by the prisoners under order of Commander Jenkins. Green coffee beans were shoe deep in the street." The oil painting inside the Museum, over the front entrance depicts the looting and pillaging of the frightening night so long ago. The History Center Museum is an historic structure, built in 1856 and is the oldest extant building on Main Street, Buckhannon. It was listed on National Register of Historic Places in 1992.

History Center Museum – Upshur County Doctors, Nurses and Undertakers

Summer 2017 Museum Exhibit: Upshur County Doctors, Nurses and Undertakers - If we can't cure you, we'll bury you. Come to downtown Buckhannon to walk through one of the oldest structures in the area, that features a museum exhibit Sunday afternoons from 1 - 4 PM. The Museum's building is one of the oldest historic landmarks in Upshur County. During the Civil War, the structure was commandeered for use by the Federal government (as were most churches in this area) as a food commissary. Betty Hornbeck, in her book Upshur Brothers of the Blue and Gray, writes that on August 30, 1862, following a battle of "Watertank Hill" in a Confederate victory known as "Jenkins Raid", twenty to thirty captured Federal prisoners were marched first to the courthouse and.... "after the arms had been destroyed, the prisoners were taken to the Southern Methodist Church on West Main Street that was being used as a commissary. The church contained thousands of bushels of oats and corn, all of which were taken into the street and burned by the prisoners under order of Commander Jenkins. Green coffee beans were shoe deep in the street." The oil painting inside the Museum, over the front entrance depicts the looting and pillaging of the frightening night so long ago. The History Center Museum is an historic structure, built in 1856 and is the oldest extant building on Main Street, Buckhannon. It was listed on National Register of Historic Places in 1992.

History Center Museum – Upshur County Doctors, Nurses and Undertakers

Summer 2017 Museum Exhibit: Upshur County Doctors, Nurses and Undertakers - If we can't cure you, we'll bury you. Come to downtown Buckhannon to walk through one of the oldest structures in the area, that features a museum exhibit Sunday afternoons from 1 - 4 PM. The Museum's building is one of the oldest historic landmarks in Upshur County. During the Civil War, the structure was commandeered for use by the Federal government (as were most churches in this area) as a food commissary. Betty Hornbeck, in her book Upshur Brothers of the Blue and Gray, writes that on August 30, 1862, following a battle of "Watertank Hill" in a Confederate victory known as "Jenkins Raid", twenty to thirty captured Federal prisoners were marched first to the courthouse and.... "after the arms had been destroyed, the prisoners were taken to the Southern Methodist Church on West Main Street that was being used as a commissary. The church contained thousands of bushels of oats and corn, all of which were taken into the street and burned by the prisoners under order of Commander Jenkins. Green coffee beans were shoe deep in the street." The oil painting inside the Museum, over the front entrance depicts the looting and pillaging of the frightening night so long ago. The History Center Museum is an historic structure, built in 1856 and is the oldest extant building on Main Street, Buckhannon. It was listed on National Register of Historic Places in 1992.

History Center Museum – Upshur County Doctors, Nurses and Undertakers

Summer 2017 Museum Exhibit: Upshur County Doctors, Nurses and Undertakers - If we can't cure you, we'll bury you. Come to downtown Buckhannon to walk through one of the oldest structures in the area, that features a museum exhibit Sunday afternoons from 1 - 4 PM. The Museum's building is one of the oldest historic landmarks in Upshur County. During the Civil War, the structure was commandeered for use by the Federal government (as were most churches in this area) as a food commissary. Betty Hornbeck, in her book Upshur Brothers of the Blue and Gray, writes that on August 30, 1862, following a battle of "Watertank Hill" in a Confederate victory known as "Jenkins Raid", twenty to thirty captured Federal prisoners were marched first to the courthouse and.... "after the arms had been destroyed, the prisoners were taken to the Southern Methodist Church on West Main Street that was being used as a commissary. The church contained thousands of bushels of oats and corn, all of which were taken into the street and burned by the prisoners under order of Commander Jenkins. Green coffee beans were shoe deep in the street." The oil painting inside the Museum, over the front entrance depicts the looting and pillaging of the frightening night so long ago. The History Center Museum is an historic structure, built in 1856 and is the oldest extant building on Main Street, Buckhannon. It was listed on National Register of Historic Places in 1992.

History Center Museum – Upshur County Doctors, Nurses and Undertakers

Summer 2017 Museum Exhibit: Upshur County Doctors, Nurses and Undertakers - If we can't cure you, we'll bury you. Come to downtown Buckhannon to walk through one of the oldest structures in the area, that features a museum exhibit Sunday afternoons from 1 - 4 PM. The Museum's building is one of the oldest historic landmarks in Upshur County. During the Civil War, the structure was commandeered for use by the Federal government (as were most churches in this area) as a food commissary. Betty Hornbeck, in her book Upshur Brothers of the Blue and Gray, writes that on August 30, 1862, following a battle of "Watertank Hill" in a Confederate victory known as "Jenkins Raid", twenty to thirty captured Federal prisoners were marched first to the courthouse and.... "after the arms had been destroyed, the prisoners were taken to the Southern Methodist Church on West Main Street that was being used as a commissary. The church contained thousands of bushels of oats and corn, all of which were taken into the street and burned by the prisoners under order of Commander Jenkins. Green coffee beans were shoe deep in the street." The oil painting inside the Museum, over the front entrance depicts the looting and pillaging of the frightening night so long ago. The History Center Museum is an historic structure, built in 1856 and is the oldest extant building on Main Street, Buckhannon. It was listed on National Register of Historic Places in 1992.

Plays at Adaland

Adaland is most pleased to serve as the showcase for Philippi playwright Alma J. Bennett, who brings one of WV’s important historical figures, Laura Jackson Arnold, the sister of Confederate General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, to life in “Dearest Sister”, a one act play that is followed by “Act II.” The plays tell about Laura’s life and relationship with her famous brother. In 1844 when she was 18, Laura married Jonathan Arnold and moved to Beverly. Following the Battle of Rich Mountain in 1861, Federal troops occupied Beverly, a VA town that had strong Confederate sympathies. In stark contrast, Laura Jackson Arnold was an outspoken Unionist, even nursing wounded Union soldiers in her Beverly home. Laura’s Union support created fissures in the once close relationship between Laura and her brilliant Confederate military leader brother. Dessert followed by a live show on pavilion. Adults $15.00.

History Center Museum – Upshur County Doctors, Nurses and Undertakers

Summer 2017 Museum Exhibit: Upshur County Doctors, Nurses, and Undertakers - If we can't cure you, we'll bury you Come to downtown Buckhannon to walk through one of the oldest structures in the area, that features a museum exhibit Sunday afternoons from 1 - 4 PM. The Museum's building is one of the oldest historic landmarks in Upshur County. During the Civil War, the structure was commandeered for use by the Federal government (as were most churches in this area) as a food commissary. Betty Hornbeck, in her book Upshur Brothers of the Blue and Gray, writes that on August 30, 1862, following a battle of "Watertank Hill" in a Confederate victory known as "Jenkins Raid", twenty to thirty captured Federal prisoners were marched first to the courthouse and.... "after the arms had been destroyed, the prisoners were taken to the Southern Methodist Church on West Main Street that was being used as a commissary. The church contained thousands of bushels of oats and corn, all of which were taken into the street and burned by the prisoners under order of Commander Jenkins. Green coffee beans were shoe deep in the street." The oil painting inside the Museum, over the front entrance depicts the looting and pillaging of the frightening night so long ago. The History Center Museum is an historic structure, built in 1856 and is the oldest extant building on Main Street, Buckhannon. It was listed on National Register of Historic Places in 1992.

Beverly Heritage Days / Battle of Rich Mountain Reenactment

Living history from Pioneer Days, Civil War and World War II; Craft demonstrations, Music, Food, and more. Historic periods dance. All-weekend event culminates in the Battle of Rich Mountain reenactment on Sunday. Experience centuries of history in historic Beverly. Small town. . .big history!

History Center Museum – Upshur County Doctors, Nurses and Undertakers

Summer 2017 Museum Exhibit: Upshur County Doctors, Nurses and Undertakers - If we can't cure you, we'll bury you Come to downtown Buckhannon to walk through one of the oldest structures in the area, that features a museum exhibit Sunday afternoons from 1 - 4 PM. The Museum's building is one of the oldest historic landmarks in Upshur County. During the Civil War, the structure was commandeered for use by the Federal government (as were most churches in this area) as a food commissary. Betty Hornbeck, in her book Upshur Brothers of the Blue and Gray, writes that on August 30, 1862, following a battle of "Watertank Hill" in a Confederate victory known as "Jenkins Raid", twenty to thirty captured Federal prisoners were marched first to the courthouse and.... "after the arms had been destroyed, the prisoners were taken to the Southern Methodist Church on West Main Street that was being used as a commissary. The church contained thousands of bushels of oats and corn, all of which were taken into the street and burned by the prisoners under order of Commander Jenkins. Green coffee beans were shoe deep in the street." The oil painting inside the Museum, over the front entrance depicts the looting and pillaging of the frightening night so long ago. The History Center Museum is an historic structure, built in 1856 and is the oldest extant building on Main Street, Buckhannon. It was listed on National Register of Historic Places in 1992.

New Deal Festival

The New Deal Festival is held annually on the second Saturday in July to celebrate the unique history of the nation’s first New Deal Subsistence Homestead Community of Arthurdale. The event is sponsored by Arthurdale Heritage, Inc., the non-profit organization that formed to “restore yesterday for tomorrow” with the mission of preserving the history of Arthurdale for generations to come. This quaint 1930s-40s style festival features artisan demonstrations, craft market, children’s activities, new exhibits in the New Deal Homestead Museum, tours of the Arthurdale Historic District, a visit from Eleanor Roosevelt, and much more. Arthurdale was founded in 1933 as the nation’s first New Deal Subsistence Homestead Community by President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s administration. The community provided jobs, education, and modern housing for impoverished, unemployed miners living in destitute coal camps in West Virginia. It also served as a laboratory for new educational, industrial, and farming techniques.

History Center Museum – Upshur County Doctors, Nurses, and Undertakers

Summer 2017 Museum Exhibit: Upshur County Doctors, Nurses, and Undertakers - If we can't cure you, we'll bury you Come to downtown Buckhannon to walk through one of the oldest structures in the area, that features a museum exhibit Sunday afternoons from 1 - 4 PM. The Museum's building is one of the oldest historic landmarks in Upshur County. During the Civil War, the structure was commandeered for use by the Federal government (as were most churches in this area) as a food commissary. Betty Hornbeck, in her book Upshur Brothers of the Blue and Gray, writes that on August 30, 1862, following a battle of "Watertank Hill" in a Confederate victory known as "Jenkins Raid", twenty to thirty captured Federal prisoners were marched first to the courthouse and.... "after the arms had been destroyed, the prisoners were taken to the Southern Methodist Church on West Main Street that was being used as a commissary. The church contained thousands of bushels of oats and corn, all of which were taken into the street and burned by the prisoners under order of Commander Jenkins. Green coffee beans were shoe deep in the street." The oil painting inside the Museum, over the front entrance depicts the looting and pillaging of the frightening night so long ago. The History Center Museum is an historic structure, built in 1856 and is the oldest extant building on Main Street, Buckhannon. It was listed on National Register of Historic Places in 1992.

Pricketts Fort Lecture Series: John Boback, The Western Virginia Backcountry: A Short History of a Very Long Frontier

Jacob Prickett has long been celebrated as being one of the earliest pioneers on the western Virginia frontier. However, John Boback will argue the opposite position by presenting the Pricketts as late comers to the frontier period of history that had actually started over one hundred years before Prickett was even born.

History Center Museum – Upshur County Doctors, Nurses, and Undertakers

Summer 2017 Museum Exhibit: Upshur County Doctors, Nurses, & Undertakers - If we can't cure you, we'll bury you. Come to downtown Buckhannon to walk through one of the oldest structures in the area, that features a museum exhibit Sunday afternoons from 1 - 4 PM. The Museum's building is one of the oldest historic landmarks in Upshur County. During the Civil War, the structure was commandeered for use by the Federal government (as were most churches in this area) as a food commissary. Betty Hornbeck, in her book Upshur Brothers of the Blue and Gray, writes that on August 30, 1862, following a battle of "Watertank Hill" in a Confederate victory known as "Jenkins Raid", twenty to thirty captured Federal prisoners were marched first to the courthouse and.... "after the arms had been destroyed, the prisoners were taken to the Southern Methodist Church on West Main Street that was being used as a commissary. The church contained thousands of bushels of oats and corn, all of which were taken into the street and burned by the prisoners under order of Commander Jenkins. Green coffee beans were shoe deep in the street." The oil painting inside the Museum, over the front entrance depicts the looting and pillaging of the frightening night so long ago. The History Center Museum is an historic structure, built in 1856 and is the oldest extant building on Main Street, Buckhannon. It was listed on National Register of Historic Places in 1992.

History Center Museum – Upshur County Doctors, Nurses, and Undertakers

Summer 2017 Museum Exhibit: Upshur County Doctors, Nurses, & Undertakers - If we can't cure you, we'll bury you. Come to downtown Buckhannon to walk through one of the oldest structures in the area, that features a museum exhibit Sunday afternoons from 1 - 4 PM. The Museum's building is one of the oldest historic landmarks in Upshur County. During the Civil War, the structure was commandeered for use by the Federal government (as were most churches in this area) as a food commissary. Betty Hornbeck, in her book Upshur Brothers of the Blue and Gray, writes that on August 30, 1862, following a battle of "Watertank Hill" in a Confederate victory known as "Jenkins Raid", twenty to thirty captured Federal prisoners were marched first to the courthouse and...."after the arms had been destroyed, the prisoners were taken to the Southern Methodist Church on West Main Street that was being used as a commissary. The church contained thousands of bushels of oats and corn, all of which were taken into the street and burned by the prisoners under order of Commander Jenkins. Green coffee beans were shoe deep in the street." The oil painting inside the Museum, over the front entrance depicts the looting and pillaging of the frightening night so long ago. The History Center Museum is an historic structure, built in 1856 and is the oldest extant building on Main Street, Buckhannon. It was listed on National Register of Historic Places in 1992.

CCC Reunion and History

A day to pay tribute to the incredible work and legacy left by the Civilian Conservation Corp. Call for details.

Lecture: “Beneath the Poppies and Crosses: What Archaeology Reveals about the First World War”

By Hank Lutton, Curator, Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex. April 2017 marks the centenary of the United States’ entry into the First World War. This program examines the recent contributions that archaeology has made to provide a better understanding of “The War to End All Wars.” Recent discoveries, including forensic evidence, are transforming our knowledge of how individual soldiers lived and died a century ago.

Lecture – “Beneath the Poppies and Crosses: What Archaeology Reveals about the First World War”

By Hank Lutton, Curator, Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex. April 2017 marks the centenary of the United States’ entry into the First World War. To observe the anniversary, this program examines the recent contributions that archaeology has made to better understand “the war to end all wars.” By highlighting battlefield excavations, personal artifacts, and the forensic analysis of the fallen from unmarked graves, this lecture will reveal recent discoveries that are transforming our knowledge of how individual soldiers lived and died a century ago.

Pricketts Fort Lecture Series: WV History Alive – Julia Child

In the 1960’s, a tall gangly woman with a preposterous voice and a joy of life revolutionized the art of cooking for Americans. Julia Child became an icon of gourmet cooking, and using her remarkable energy, humor, and skill, changed the way Americans thought about eating. The First Lady of Food as she has been called, convinced the nation that anyone could create gourmet meals as she charmed the public with her passion for good food. Sponsored by the West Virginia Humanities Council.

Augusta Concert, Cajun/Creole and Classic Country Music

The concert will feature performances by master musicians, vocalists, and dancers who are instructors at Augusta for the summer sessions. Tickets can be purchased online at www.augustaheritagecenter.org or at the Davis & Elkins Box Office on the night of the show.