Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on September 10, 1972 · Page 52
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 52

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, September 10, 1972
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Sunday G'a*effe-Mau ·» yirtlnl« How Does Your Garden Grow? 'Remembering Time' To Open in Hardy County By Anne Howard Garden Editor Save the weekend of Sept. 22-24 for a special trip. That's the time of the Hardy County Heritage Weekend and if you've never been to that part of the state, this is a perfect time to do so. Originally, this e v e n t was a house a n d garden tour, but it has been expanded into a full blown festival, including arts and crafts, Elizabethan tour- Anne Howard nament r i ding, an antique muzzle-loading rifle shoot, country music, square dancing, country ham dinner, street fair, auction, and an exhibit by West Virginia wildlife artist Don Whitlatch. It'll be a good time for you to get started on your Christmas shopping, too. A special "Christmas House." in Moorefield, will offer holiday decorations and gift items. The Eastern Panhandle truly is a magnificent part of our state, and you owe it to yourself and to your family--especially the children--to see it. The weekend is "remembering time"--looking back to early times in the area, the homes and buildings used before the Civil War, the traditions and crafts of early rural life. * * * FIFTEEN HOMES will be opened to visitors during Heritage Weekend punch and cookies will be served at two of them). Also open will be three historic churches and the old Wardensville jail. The weekend will begin Friday evening with a country ham dinner, a concert of traditional country music and a square dance at the Wardensville town park. On Saturday afternoon and evening, Moorefield will offer a street fair and chicken barbecue. There will be booths with home made foods, pumpkins, gourds, and Indian corn for sale. Also exhibits, demonstrations and sales of antique crafts, such as spinning, weaving, quilting, rugs, baskets, corn husk dolls, maple syrup, etc. Plus special music and entertainment. Old farm and industrial equipment will be displayed and operated There'll be an oldtime auction in the early evening. Lunches will be served at local churches to supplement available restaurant facilities. HERE ARE A few of the many attractions of the weekend: In and near Wardensville: +· The Old Jail. Built before the Civil W a r . . . tickets, maps and information for "Weekend'' available here. *· Flea Market. Arts and crafts sale. *- Old Stone House-. Built 1778 .restored and modernized only where necessary. ·· Hebron Lutheran Church. Built iivlfi, pracUuaiis unchanged in 120 years open Saturday only. *· Sunnybrook Farm. 100- year-old house built on Indian campground... artifacts still turning up punch and cookies will be served. In the Lost River and Mathias areas: *· The Hawse Homeplace. 200-year-old farm house, three huge stone chimneys, original paneled cherry wainscoting, hand-carved mantels, old kitchen. · Green Valley Farm. West Virginia's largest farm-vacation setup. 100-year-old brick house, antique museum in old barn. *· Lee Cabin. Summer home of Gen. "Lighthorse" Harry Lee in Lost River State Park.. magnificent view. In the Moorefield area: +· Hardy County Public Library. "Weekend" headquart- lers. * The Doll House. The Old Lobb House will have antique dolls on display as well as collection of dolls dressed in authentic copies of inauguration gowns of the first ladies... a cannon ball entered its east gable during the Civil War. *· Presbyterian Manse. Old Bible on display one of finest examples of Greek Revival architectures in area ...1859. · Antique quilts. Display at Milton McNeill home. *· Moomau House. Built in late 1800s, delightful bit of Victorian gingerbread... . p u n c h and cookies will be served Sa - urday and Sunday afternoons. *· Presbyterian Church and art exhibits. Both sides used it as hospital during Civil War, with Union troops also stabling their horses there. Mrs. Evelyn Ferris, portraitist from Gore. Va., will give special exhibitions of portraits and other oils . works by local artists also will be shown. *· Ingleside. Built 1842. family antiques and dramatic circular staircase. *· Mill Island. Beauiful Georgian home built 1847, remembered for great balls held in its 40-foot parlor in antebellum d a y s . . . 15th-18th century Drench and Italian antiques and art. If you're lucky you might see a ghostly manifestation while you're here. According to Jane Smallwood in the September issue of "Wonderful West Virginia," the Bishop's Room has some strange happenings--such as tables moving, bed covers disarranging, lights turning off and on. The oil painting of the Bishop of Como, which the owner of Mill Island acquired in a secondhand shop in Italy, hangs in this room, and is said to be haunted. +· Old Time Rifle Shoot. 1 p.m. Saturday... Rod and Gun Club. * Old Fields Church. Possibly oldest church in West Virginia built 1812. *· The Willows. Formerly the "Randolph Place" where Major Harry Gilmor. Confederate guerrilla leader, overslept and was captured by Yankee cavalry in 1865 brick part built 1856; log section much older. *· The Old Cunningham Place. Built 1849. unusual "Z" shape still shows window pierced by bullet fired by Yankee raiders, disgruntled at finding no foodstuffs in the house. »- Oak Hill-Valley View Golf Club. Once one of most handsome local plantation--type homes . . originally New Yorker, Will Engieman. summered here, raised horses, had private race track ...Victorian bathroom was allegedly first in the valley....displays of antique sporting equipment, old toy trains and train models. +· Tournament riding. Direct dependent of medieval tour- Sunday Deadlines Club calendar notices for the Sunday Gazette- Mail Home and Family Section must be submitted prior to 7 p.m. Wednesnday. Other items for Sunday publication have a deadline of noon Thursday. Don't wait until Thursday to call us about your Sunday news. Submit your material as early as possible to assure Sunday publication. The only weddings accepted for Sunday publication are those which will occur on the ceding Friday or Saturday. pre- B J SOUTH CHARLESTON "Y" f TRIPS YMCA Make Your Plans Now! Sept. 22, 23,24 Historic Willinmsburg Sept. 29 Ohio Swiss Festival Sept. 30, Oct. 1 Barter Theater Oct. 14, 15 Grand Ole Opry Oct. 19 Pumpkin Festival Nov. 4 Shopping At Laidrus Nov. 19 Cleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steclers For Reservations and Information Call 768-2101 Advance Registration Needed For All Trips ACT NOW! HICKORY HILL, 1809 Welcoming Door INGLESIDE, 1842 Complete With Costumed Hostess WEAVING DEMONSTRATION By Mrs. Laura Dasher neys and once sport of Southern horsemen, tournaments are carried on today only in a few areas of which this is one . . . the "Knights of the South Branch Valley" will present two exhibitions Saturday and Sunday at 2 and 4 p.m. · Hickory Hill. Built 1S09, beautiful location and views.. old-time apple butter boiling will be staged here. In the Petersburg .area: The Hermitage Motor Inn. Built in early 1840s Don Whitlatch. official West Virginia wildlife artist, will display his painting and discuss them with visitors during the weekend. »· The Manor. Not only has house been restored, but also many of the outbuilding including outdoor kitchen, blacksmith and carpenter shops, and slave quarters. INFORMATION ON TICKETS, accomodations and complete details can be obtained by writing to Hardy County Tour and Craft Assn., Moorefield, W.Va. 26836, or by telephoning the Hardy County Library, 304-538-6560. This information also will be available at the Old Jail in Wardensville and Hardy County Library in Moorefield during Heritage Weekend itself. Tickets are $3.50, if bought by Sept. 15; $4.50 thereafter. Single home visits are $1.50. Special discounts for busloads may be arranged. There is no price reduction for children, who must always be accompanied by a responsible adult. This is not a' conducted torn-; guests may visit any or all of the places open (identified by a green flag) during tour hours. Homes are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday. Craft sales are from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, and 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday. No transportation can be furnished, but maps may be had, along with detailed driving directions in a supplemental program available upon request, or when tickets are ordered. This folder will list the homes and other attractions open this year, and specify where meals and refreshments may be had. ONLY 6 DAYS LEFT ON ODD PIECE KIRK STERLING SALE Kirk Keep-it-Quiet Sale 20% off! Plain and fancy serving pieces in Repousse' . . . Wadcfield ...Old Maryland Plain. Kirk is America's oldest silversmiths. If you're one who likes elegance, handwork and artistry in sterling, here's your chance (Limited Time Only) to own three of the world's most prized patterns. At 20^ off! They'll go with any other p a t t e r n , any decor. Welcome to Kirk. But keep itquiet. n E. (Ennk JriurUr-SaUhmnkrr HALE STREET _ Phone 342-5081 a touch of shine pipes the fashion tune The beautiful pump glistens through fall . . . sleek and chic and sophisticated. It's the lady look, with a look-at-me touch done in the inimitable Valley manner! · | SHOES f John lee / 007 ftimiTAi crnrrr 237 CAPITOL STREET Charleston, West Virginia ANNEDIE WIGS ANNOUNCES... SUPREME COLLECTION CAPLESS WlGS layered cut long Dark skin Top. No cap, hand lied front 100% Venice- .« AM Ion with slrelch MO elastic bandi. New longer Dark skin Top, fluff back no cop, hand tied front, 100% Venicelon with stretch elastic bandi. Dork skin Top, Page Boy style no cap, hand tied front 100% Venicelon with stretch elastic bands. ANNEDIE DISTRIBUTORS (ONE BLOCK EAST OF SOUTHERN KITCHEN RESTAURANT) 5432 MicCorMe A»e. T S. E. KANAWHA CITY 925-4081 Freedom style, curly shag, Dork skin Top, no cop, hand tied front. 100% Venue- ion with stretch elastic bonds. · 515 WHITE I MOWN HOC. LOCAN, W.Va. 752-7053 · 2IST STREET WTIO, W.Va. 755-3*51 · 3251 MOLES DRIVE ELK RIVER ROAD 343-0854 · 409 WASHINGTON ST. MONTGOMERY, W.Va. 442-4918

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