Preserving the Story and Soul of the Mountain State
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Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Craik – Patton House is a splendid example of Greek Revival architecture in the Kanawha River Valley of West Virginia. Constructed in 1834, the Craik- Patton House or “Elm Grove” as it was known then, was built downtown Charleston, Virginia, now West Virginia, by James Craik, grandson of Dr. James Craik close friend and personal physician to President George Washington. Later, the home was purchased by Confederate Colonel George S. Patton I, grandfather of WW2 General George S. Patton. It was moved twice but ultimately was saved by the National Society of Colonial Dames in America in the State of West Virginia and moved in 1973 to its current location.
Old and Rare Book Workshop
West Virginia and Regional History Center
May 26, 2017
10am to 2pm
Join the West Virginia Association of Museums for their 2017 educational workshop series as Stewart Plein and Crystal Wimer share their expertise and demonstrate hand-on preservation methods for the conservation and care of old and rare books. The workshop will begin with a tour of the Rare Book Room where preservation and conservation issues of old books will be discussed. The second half of the workshop will be hands-on where participants will learn how to preserve their collection’s fragile books with step by-step instruction in constructing a phase box. Phase boxes are archival boxes that protect fragile or valuable volumes. Books, preservation supplies, and handouts will be provided. Participants are welcome to bring their own old book from their collection that would benefit from the protection of a phase box.
$15.00 for WVAM Members
$25.00 for Non-Members
*Lunch and Materials are included*
Registration is REQUIRED. Please contact Bekah Karelis at 304-830-3485 by May 22 to reserve your seat!
Sunday, May 14th
Seating from 1pm to 3:30pm
Guests for this day are treated to the mouthwatering down home cooking of Adaland’s long time cook, Lucy Williamson. The buffet table will be laden with two entrees, a collection of sides, salad with Lucy’s famous dressing, homemade bread, and a sideboard of luscious desserts. Adaland’s signature peach iced tea and coffee round out the afternoon meal that has become a favorite of many visitors. Adults $20.00 plus tip. Children $10.00 plus tip. Reservations are required and limited to 10 per caller. Reservations for six or more must be paid in advance. Credit card, check or cash accepted with 10% house gratuity.
Call 304-457-2415 for Mother’s Day Buffet Dinner tickets
Reservations of six or more must be paid in advance.
To honor the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Senator Robert C. Byrd in 2017, the Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History & Education has designed a major traveling exhibit, “Robert C. Byrd: Senator, Statesman, West Virginian.” The exhibit features digital representations of more than 100 documents and photographs from the extensive Robert C. Byrd Congressional Papers Collection.
The Harrison County Historical Society and the Auxilary UHC will be partnering on the showing of the exhibit here in Harrison County from
April 12th – May 15th on the first floor of at the United Hospital Center.