September 14, 2013 — Beverly, West Virginia

Free event at the Beverly Heritage Center
especially for the Beverly community!

harvest lawn sig



Noon to 4 pm:

  • History Hitting the Road! from Jackson's Mill will share interactive heritage demonstrations for children

  • Free lunch will be served at 12:30 until supplies run out - hot dogs, chili, and sides.

  • Potluck contributions welcome but not expected. What are you harvesting from your garden?

  • Lawn games through the afternoon - bring yours to share if you like.

  • Music welcome, acoustic only. Come play or sing, or join in and jam.

  • Share your Beverly heritage - share information about your historic home or family stories, or bring your historic photographs to scan for our archives. You keep the originals.

  • Free admission to the Beverly Heritage Center museum.




The Beverly Heritage Center will host a Harvest Lawn Party on Saturday, September 14 from 12-4 p.m. This community event will feature free food and admission to the BHC museum, and a chance to share old Beverly photographs and memories. History Hitting the Road!, a traveling historical program out of Jackson’s Mill, will be presenting an interactive heritage crafts demonstration for children beginning at 12 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

History Hitting the Road! is an educational and engaging heritage arts program supported by WVU Extension Services. The program features demonstrations of various aspects of frontier life, and emphasizes hands-on learning. Children and adults can try their hand at tasks like shelling and grinding corn, dipping candles, weaving, woodworking, and paper marbling. Demonstrations will begin at 12 p.m. and last throughout the afternoon until 4 p.m.

The community is invited to bring and share old photographs, newspaper clippings, or memories of Beverly for use in the BHC archives and future exhibits. Volunteers will have a digital scanner set up inside the BHC gallery, and photographs will be returned after they have been scanned. Residents are invited to share information on their historic homes for the Beverly historic survey now underway.

A complimentary lunch will be provided by the Beverly Heritage Center and will include hotdogs with chili, various side dishes, and beverages. Food will be served beginning at 12:30 p.m., and last until supplies run out. Side dishes will feature vegetables harvested from the Beverly Community Garden, a recent project of Beverly OnTrac.

“This community gathering coincides nicely with end of the harvest season”, said Darryl DeGripp, executive director of the Beverly Heritage Center. “I’m excited to use some of the harvest from our Beverly Community Garden to show off the hard work and commitment of the project volunteers. Hopefully we will have an even larger harvest for next year.”

BHC encourages guests to bring lawn games, such as horseshoes, corn hole, or croquet, as well as acoustic musical instruments.

For more information on this event, please call the Beverly Heritage Center at
(304) 637-7424
or send an email to

PO Box 227 / 4 Court Street  -  Beverly, WV 26253
304-637-7424  -