Lemuel
Chenoweth
Day

(History: First established by
West Virginia Governor Jay
Rockefeller on June 15,1983.)

Lemuel Chenoweth 

Admission Free    ~    Saturday June 23, 2007, 9:00-5:00    ~     Admission Free

LOCATION: Beverly, Chenoweth house and lot overlooking Tygart River one block West U.S.250-219 on Rich Mountain Road.

SETTING: In June 1861 the Confederate Army occupied Beverly, Va. After the July 11,1861 Battle of Rich Mt., the Union Army was the Army of Occupation.

LIVING HISTORY: Encampment by the 5th Virginia Volunteer Infantry, CSA, demonstrating soldier life, drill etc.

LIVING HISTORY: Throughout the day Randy Allan in the character of Lemuel Chenoweth will be conducting house tours stressing unique architectural design and defending Lemuel's ability as America's most accomplished builder of covered bridges from 1846 to 1861. Learn of documented Chenoweth family history during the Civil War. See a demonstration of Lemuel's scale model futuristic preŚCivil War sash sawmill designed to cut with the carriage going and coming.

BOOK SIGNING: Lemuel Chenoweth Biography by Randy Allan. Also local and West Virginia Civil War history books by other authors.

Admission Free   ~    Events At Other Historic Structures   ~   Admission Free

The 1835 Goff House Antiques and Textile Studio, Main Street. Demonstrations of dyeing, spinning, weaving wool and other crafts by local artisans. Lemuel Chenoweth constructed the front addition of the Goff House used as the Beverly Union Hospital during the Civil War. There is much Civil War graffiti to view. The kitchen exists that was present in 1795 when lot purchased by E. Hart.

Randolph County Historical Society Museum Main Street. 1827 David Blackman Store, used as Union Commissary during Civil War. Admission Free

Beverly Heritage Center, Files Creek Road: 1850 Bushrod Crawford House, Hill Building, 1808 Court House, 1900 Beverly Bank., Admission Free

Admission Free    ~    Sunday June 24, 2007, 9:00-5:00    ~     Admission Free

COMMORATIVE SERVICE: Beverly Cemetery, conducted by the 5th Virginia Vol. Infantry in Remberance of Lemuel's sons Major Joseph Hart Chenoweth, Killed at Port Republic, Va., 1862, and Pvt. Zachary Taylor Chenoweth ..