HERITAGE MUSEUM FEATURES
VALENTINE’S EVENT

Celebrate Valentine’s weekend with great home-cooked food in a romantic, old-fashioned setting at the Beverly Heritage Center.
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HERITAGE MUSEUM FEATURES VALENTINE’S EVENT

Celebrate Valentine’s weekend with great home-cooked food in a romantic, old-fashioned setting at the Beverly Heritage Center.

The “At the Heart of a Heritage” dinner and open house this Saturday, February 11 will feature a three-course dinner featuring beef tenderloin, accompanied with music and tours.

Operations Manager Terry Hackney invites the public to “bring your special someone and socialize with friends” in this heritage-themed Valentine’s event. “We’re also giving behind-the-scenes tours of the center, featuring some surprises that were discovered during renovations.”

This will be the third year of the popular fundraising event, combining the Valentine’s heart with the museum’s heritage. All proceeds support continued development and ongoing programs of the Beverly Heritage Center.

The event begins at 6 p.m. with a reception and tours. First course will offer a choice of hors d’oeuvres, tomato rice soup, strawberry spinach salad with poppy seed dressing, and a variety of beverages. Dinner, starting about 7 p.m., will feature beef tenderloin from Campbell’s Market, prepared to perfection by chef Arden Swecker of Rich Mountain Battlefield Foundation. The main course will also include roasted new potatoes and two additional vegetables. A selection of desserts, with lots of chocolate, will top off the meal.

Live flute and organ music including 19th century love songs will be provided for the evening by Linda Wolfersheim and Pamela Dodds. Printer Karl Mulac will be demonstrating at the printing press in the Beverly Heyday exhibit.

Advance reservations for the event are required, but spaces are still available. Tickets are $45 individual or $85 for a couple. For more information and reservations, call (304) 637-7424 or email terry@beverlyheritagecenter.org.

The Beverly Heritage Center, in the heart of historic Beverly, combines four prominent buildings each meticulously rehabilitated to retain their historical integrity. A new entry gallery connects them together without compromising the town’s historic streetscape, and provides a welcoming gathering space for events such as Heart of the Heritage.

The center’s historic structures include the original the 1900 Beverly Bank, 1808 Randolph County Courthouse, the 1912 Aries Hill Store building, and the 1854 Bushrod Crawford building, that served as Union General George B. McClellan’s headquarters following the Civil War Battle of Rich Mountain. Exhibits throughout the historic buildings tell the story of the Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike, the Courthouse Wars, Beverly's Heyday, the Statehood of West Virginia, and the First Campaign of the Civil War. Visitors are welcome 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Monday; Tuesdays and Wednesdays by appointment. For more information, visit www.beverlyheritagecenter.org.