Open House!   proud house

Historic Beverly Preservation, Inc. would like to invite you to an Open
House Reception to celebrate the completion of Phase II construction
work on the Beverly Heritage Center.

Date: Sunday, April 29, 2007 in Historic Beverly, West Virginia
Tours 1-4 pm
Reception 4-6:30 pm

Come celebrate with us... The Beverly Heritage Center is currently under
construction, and moving along quickly! Whether you are new to our
organization or have been following its progress for a long time, read
on to see what we are accomplishing!

The Beverly Heritage Center will be a first-rate museum that interprets
Beverly’s heritage during the 19^th century, when it was one of the
oldest and most economically vital communities in the Alleghenies of
Virginia and West Virginia. Four adjoining, historic buildings comprise
the complex. Three are very close to completion: the 1900 Beverly Bank,
the 1808 Randolph County Courthouse, and the 1856 Bushrod Crawford
Building. In the 1906 Hill Building, work is scheduled to commence when
construction on the other buildings is complete. We encourage you to
stop by and see the work that our experienced and talented construction
crew is doing. We think you will be impressed!

When finished, the Beverly Heritage Center will provide many services,

    * Exhibits presenting Beverly’s role in the Civil War’s
      nationally-significant First Campaign, the Battle of Rich
      Mountain, and the story of how the Union Army’s occupation of
      Beverly permanently changed the lives of its citizens
    * The Turnpike Interpretive Center, presenting the story of
      transportation across the mountains before the day of the
      railroad, and the vital role that the Turnpike played in Beverly’s
      19^th century economy
    * Exhibits presenting Beverly’s role as county seat and commercial
      center, focusing on stories of life in the town of Beverly, and
      the town’s losing struggle to keep its courthouse from moving to
      the railroad hub at Elkins
    * Regional Heritage Gallery, featuring tools, crafts, and
      furnishings from Beverly and other communities, dating to the
      18^th , 19^th , and 20^th centuries
    * A comprehensive visitors’ center for Beverly, Randolph County, and
      the region, with a thematically-related gift shop, accessible
      restrooms, maps, and other visitor amenities.
    * A research room and archive of documents on the Civil War’s First

This year’s Open House will provide an opportunity for you to inspect
the progress firsthand, and to celebrate the completion of construction
on the Bank, Courthouse, and Crawford Building as well as our
continuing, rapid progress. We grow more and more excited as we watch
the Beverly Heritage Center materialize, and we think you will be
excited too. Please join us at the Open House, and be a part of our
ongoing effort to celebrate the heritage of our community and our
region. Donations are encouraged and gratefully appreciated. See you there!