Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on June 20, 1976 · Page 105
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June 20, 1976

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 105

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i 10J -June 20,1976 Sunday 6 i -.-CtiarUtl'on, W«t Old General Store Reconstructed Inside Cultural Center WVU Professor, Students, Collected Most of Items Typical Log CAbin Displayed in Center Complete House Has Been Reconstructed ^^ssKm'^-y,".'^,': · TM T r s j ^ i Loading Dock at Rear of Center Large Area for Unloading of Exhibits, Scenery Opening Festivities Are Varied By Richard Grimes There will be a little bit of everything on July 11 for those who attend the opening day festivities of the new Science and Cultural Center. Norman Fagan, who.heads Arts and Humanities for the state, said that scheduled performances will include everything from symphony music to foot-stomping bluegrass -- all in the name of performing arts. Weather permitting, some of the performances will be outside. Others will use the fine accoustical theater and exhibition hall inside. All will be free admission. The Charleston Symphony will perform, as will the Wheeling Symphony and the West Virginia Symphonette, based in Morgantown but one which operates as a state orchestra Also on the agenda will be the Charleston Ballet; or, by contrast, the Putnam County Pickers, a pop folk group. The popular Morris Brothers will perform, as will Trapezoid, a dulcimer band from West Virginia that recently received a good review by The New York Times. Still another act will be the Currence Brothers from Elkins, a five-brother country music group that features one brother as a champion fiddle player. West Virginia University's mobile puppet show will be present and West Virginia artists will have their works on display. Fagan said that other acts may be added before July 11. Times of the performances will be announced in advance of the day. All seats will be on a first-come, first-served basis, he said. Besides special acts, guided tours will be provided of the new library facility, the performing arts sections and the expansive new museum. Partial Listing Of Bicentennial Events for July July Bicentennial activities through West Virginia include: ··July 1-5, Barbour County picnic and reunion, Barbour County Fairgrounds, Belington Rt. 2. July 3-4, Shepherdstown will dedicate riverside park and have old-fashioned ce- *f lebration at Morgan'Gfqve Park. ' 'Kluly 3-10, Hampshire County festivi- {.'· "ties' will include Bicentennial queen's ball, July 3; church services and picnic at ' Hampshire Park,.July 4. The Sloan.Parker Stone House will be open July 4-11 from 2-4 .p.ni. ··July 3, Great Cacapon, Morgan County, parade and festival, 2-11 p.m. ··July 3, Taylor County arts and crafts festival-antique show and sale at county recreation center, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. ··July 3, Durbin Celebration from 9 a.m. to midnight. ··July 3-4, Heritage '76 Celebration at Button Airport and throughout county. ··July 4, church homecoming at Berkeley Springs State Park, 1 p.m., for all Morgan County churches. ··July 4, community communion service at Middleburg Island, Logan, 10:30 a.m.- noon. ··July 4, all-day celebration at Peterstown, Grant County. ··July 4, Happy Birthday USA celebration in Elkins, 2-10 p.m. ··July 5, Flag Waving Day at Berkeley Springs State Park, starting at noon. ··July 5, Jefferson County Independence Day Picnic starting at noon. ··July 9, Peterstown Horse Show. ··July 9, Pioneer Day celebration in Marlinton, 10 a.m.-lO p.m. ··July 10-11, Morgan County Saddle Club Riding Show and Bar-B-Que. Horse show July 10, 11 a.m. until dark and July 11. noon until dark. Bar-B-Que July 10,4 p.m. ··July 11, and 18, Spirit of Americanism "76 Bicentennial dinner, July 11, Cross Roads Community Building, Fairmont 6-9 p.m.; concert by West Virginia National Guard Band, July 18,1 p.m. ··July 28, Firemen's Parade and Carnival, Berkeley Springs, 6:30 p.m., part of festivities of July 26-30. ··July 29-Aug. 1, Beverly Week, pageant and parade July 31. ··July 29-Aug. 1 West Virginia Bicentennial Exhibits, 4-H.Camp at Beverly. Coins, stamps, historical artifacts to be judged. For The Occasion '"' Tuxed 101h I liliirriiTMri-i-l I'liinlr ·'! Il-ll IH.°! 200 YEARS OF GLORY Happy Anniversary, America! "Proclaim Liberty Throughout the Land..." These words etched on the Liberty Bell spoke of freedom 200 years ago. This freedom we must remember to honor and cherish always, especially during our 200th Anniversary of this great nation! CLENDENIM LUMBER TWO LOCATIONS-CLENKNM ILUE CRBK 'HE HOMIMAKERf Expert Gives Warning: Some Antiques ; New' By Vivian Brown The Associated Press This is a good year to collect antiques of American origin, suggests Robert Bishop, an expert. But be wary; not everything coming out of barns and attics is the real thing. There are a lot of fakes about. 'Even quilts now fall into the category of things being reproduced, advises Bishop, editor of publications at the Greenfield Village and Henry Ford Museum at Dearborn, Mich., where he has also been curator of furniture. Bishop is the author of three books on American furniture and folk art. and his second book on quilts, "New Discoveries in American Quilts," has just been published. -"A good quality quilt can bring as much as $8.500. so it obviously pays for people to "reproduce them. They comb antiques shops for the old fabrics - some were made especially for quilts - then they dye the threads with tea and use old fabric and an old pattern and more often than not the quilt passes as an old one." » « » EVEN GOOD dealers can get stuck. In fact, "there are few really knowledgeable antiques dealers," he contends, one reason a person "with a good eye" can still find treasures at a good price. For example, folk art is "being gobbled up in a wave of interest," but many antiques dealers do not even recognize it. ,, In fact!»a pair of Sheldon Pecitfpaintings (circa 1830) were displayed for two years in one antiques show and were unrecognized. A friend of Bishop's had seen them the first time around and had regretted he had not purchased them before the show ended. The following year he bought them for $750 and his hunch was accurate. The paintings are now insured for $45,000. The most underpriced valid antiques in terms of quality probably are things made between 1790 and 1815, Bishop says. You might find a decorative Sheraton or Hepplewhite piece for a few hundred dollars. "A simple country chair might be acquired for as little as $100. Those from fine cabinet shops might, of course, begin at $500. IT IS BETTER to buy one good thing than five or six mediocre things, he advises young investors. If you need to sell it, the high quality will return a profit on your investment. In addition, you have something worth talking about in your house. Quilts With stars and eagles may be sought more during the bicentennial, he believes. Old quilts are being put to decorative use and many people look at them as graphic art, hanging them on walls, on sofas, chairs and over railing. 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