Monday, September 27, 2010

BCHS Needs Volunteers

BCHS needs volunteers to greet visitors, answer the phones and make copies at our Archives Center.  If you can spare a full day (with lunch break) or a half day, are interested in history and love meeting new people, give us a call.  No experience is needed.  If you want to be more challenged, there are always projects that need to be worked on - if YOU are interested.  Our contact information is to the right of the page.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

BCHS 2010 Fall Tour of Homes a HUGE Success

The Mill at Lick Run Plantation
BCHS would like to thank the citizens of Berkeley County (and all those folks who came from the land of Far Far Away too) for supporting us during this year's Fall Tour of Homes.  The weather was gorgeous and we had a huge turnout at all the homes.  The most visited home was Lick Run Plantation - never open to the public before!  It is quite possible that during this groggy economy, we actually broke a record.  That tells us that you really like this house tour thing!  Thanks again for all your support!

Come One - Come All

Hedgesville is hosting its annual Heritage Day on Saturday, October 9 from 9 AM to 3 PM in Downtown Hedgesville.  Events are held throughout town.  For more information, contact Katie Cook at 304-886-9690 or Linda Payne at 304-754-8937.  In addition, the Hedgesville Little League will be hosting a yard sale on Heritage Day at the Softball Field on Route 9 across from Hedgesville High School.  Spaces sell for $10 for a 10' x 12' space - you must bring your own tables.  The yard sale runs from 8AM to 3PM.

Monday, September 6, 2010

BCHS to Hold 12th Annual Fall Tour of Homes

The Berkeley County Historical Society will host its 12th annual Fall Tour of Homes this coming weekend, September 11 & 12.  Please come out to visit the stunning privately owned homes that we have showcased this year. 

Lick Run Plantation

Lick Run Plantation is located at 1210 Bedington Road in the County's Bedington area.  Take I-81 north to Exit 20 (Spring Mills); turn right (east) and proceed to Route 11.  Turn right onto Route 11 (sout)( and follow it 1.4 miles to Bedington Crossroads.  Turn left onto Bedington Road (east); proceed 1.1 miles, you will find the house on the right.


To see Boydville, located at 601 South Queen Street, Martinsburg, take Exit 13 off of I-81 (King Street) and go east on King Street to the intersection with Queen Street; turn right; proceed .4 miles, the house is on the right side of the street.

Faulkner House

The Faulkner House is located nearby at 716 South Raleigh Street, Martinsburg.  From King Street, take Raleigh Street south and follow it for six blocks; the house is on the left side of the street.

Ivy Hill

If you'd like to visit the McDonald-Chenoweth home, now known as Ivy Hill at 3446 Tabler Station Road, Martinsburg, take I-81 south to Tabler Station Road (Exit 8).  Go west on Tabler Station 1.1 miles to Arden Nollville Road.  Turn left and left again into the parking area for the house.

Yates House at Broomgrass

The Yates House at Broomgrass is located at 446 Broomgrass Way in Gerrardstown.  Take the Inwood Exit (Exit 5) from I-81 and go west on Route 51 (Gerrardstown Road).  This will take you up the slopes of North Mountain to the intersection of Routes 51 and 45 in Mills Gap.  Proceed straight through the intersection onto Buck Hill Road (Route 20); follow it for 3.1 miles.  You will see the Broomgrass sign on the left; follow the signs to the Yates House.

Stuckey House

Finally, you can see the Charles Stuckey House located at 915 Calvary Hill Road in Hedgesville's Jones Springs area by following the above route to Broomgrass, but instead of turning into Broomgrass, continue on Buck Hill Road to Shanghai.  At the intersection with Back Creek Valley Road (Route 7), turn right (north) and follow it 4 miles to Jones Springs.  Turn right onto Calvary Hill Road (east) and follow it .9 miles.  The Stuckey House will be on the left side of the roadway.

You may purchase tickets in advance at the Berkeley County Historical Society offices in Martinsburg or on the days of the tour at the individual homes.  Ticket prices are as follows:

Adult - Complete Tour - $15
Adult - Individual Home - $5
Students and children under 18 - free when accompanied by an adult

Here is a map of the tour - please note that the map is NOT to scale.