Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Museum at Belle Boyd House Opens for Holidays

This past weekend we opened the house to celebrate the holidays.  Linda Grubb played on the piano both days.  Guests enjoyed going from room to room viewing our decorations interspersed with dolls, doll houses and trains. 

On Sunday we were joined by members of the cast of Little Women - opening soon at the Apollo Civic Theatre.  They sang carols in beautiful harmony.

This week, one of our volunteers, Peggy Johnson, came in to host our guests.  She was beautiful in her authentic civil war dress.

Please join us during the week on Thursday or Friday.  This coming weekend (Dec. 4) Keyboards Plus will be performing.  On Sunday, December 5th we are hosting our Volunteer Tea - invitation only; and on Tuesday, December 7th we are honoring Veterans on Pearl Harbor Day; special events begin at 11AM.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Keeping on Point

Let's all try to remember that this is the blog for the Berkeley County Historical Society, not any other entity - including the Berkeley County Historic Landmarks Commission.  Please post comments regarding BCHS only.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Cheryl and Katherine's Excellent Adventure

Update: Sunday, November 21, 2010 - Sorry, we were apparently told the wrong air time; studio line is not answering, so we have no idea when the interview will air (or has aired).

Cheryl Rodgers and I went down to Winchester yesterday; to the offices of WUSQ, better known to many as Q102 - the country radio station.  Lori, one of the on-air personalities, had a cancellation for the recording of her Sunday morning show and she'd called BCHS to see if we wanted to fill in.  So, Cheryl and I went down and were interviewed for the show that will air this Sunday morning at 8AM.  We had a great time and got a lot of good information out there about BCHS, our mission and our upcoming events.  Be sure to listen up on Sunday morning!

Cheryl Outside WUSQ - Q102

The Studio

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Dolls for Doll Raffle

Here's the picture you were promised a few weeks ago of the dolls we are raffling during the Christmas season!

Dolls to be Raffled
Consuelo Newman has generously donated four porcelain dolls, each about 16-inches tall, new-in-box, for BCHS to raffle this holiday season.  Members are asked to help sell tickets if at all possible.  You can pick up packets of tickets at the Archives building.  Each packet includes a strip of the pictures of the dolls and instructions for selling the tickets.

Tickets sell for $1 each; or you can purchase 6 tickets for $5.  Tickets may be purchased at the Archives.  You will also be able to purchase tickets at the Belle Boyd House/Ben Boyd Store when it reopens for the holidays on November 26.

Our our of town members may purchase tickets as well.  Please send a check payable to BCHS for the amount of the tickets you want.  Also, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for us to return the tickets to you in.  If an out of town winner is drawn, they will need to pay for the shipping on their doll.

The raffle will be held on December 19, the last day the Belle Boyd House is open for the Christmas season.  Arrangements will be made at that time for pick up or shipping of the dolls.  Please contact BCHS by mail, email, or phone if you have any questions.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

2010 Belle Boyd House Christmas Schedule

WELCOME to Christmas at Belle Boyd House!

November 1 through 25, 2010; House is CLOSED for decorating.  
We are very excited about Christmas at Belle Boyd House this year! Please come in to see our members collections of dolls (from different periods), doll houses and trains.  There are sure to be one or more entertainment programs to suit you over this holiday season; and as always, we will offer refreshments on the weekends.  Be sure to visit the Ben Boyd Store for last minute Christmas shopping for the history buff on your list!

November 26, 2010; OPEN for CHRISTMAS SEASON 10am to 4pm unless otherwise noted.

November 27, 2010; Pianist Linda Grubb plays a variety of Christmas Music

November 28, 2010; 1 to 2pm, Pianist Linda Grubb; 2:30 to 4pm, Apollo Theatre's Cast of Little Women

December 4, 2010; 11 to1pm, Keyboards Plus performs; 1 to 2:30pm, Apollo Theatre's Cast of Little Women

December 5, 2010; 1 to 4pm, Volunteer Appreciation Tea (Invitation Only);  
Mekala Hileman - violinist; Linda Grubb - pianist

December 7, 2010; WWII DAY - Program Honoring our Veterans

View the WWII Decorated Tree

December 11, 2010; Extended Hours - 10am to 8pm; Program begins at 11am with Orchard Intermediate School's Show Choir"Harmony"; 2:30pm Musselman High School's Jazz Band; 5:15-5:45pm  Caroling followed by cider and cookies, and 6 - 7:30pm David LaFleur

December 12, 2010; Extended Hours 1 to 5pm; Program begins at 1-2pm with Berkeley County String Quartet; 2-3pm Keyboards Plus; 3-4pm Mountain Ridge Intermediate School                   

December 18, 2010; Extended Hours 11am-8pm; Program begins at 11-11:45am with Blue and Gray; Noon Hedgesville Middle School Hand Bells and Sweet Harmony; 3-5pm David Ross Rhythm & Blues Band; 5:40-6:05pm  Caroling followed by cider and cookies;   6:15-7:30pm  Rockwells (Betty Jo & Scott)

December 19, 2010; Extended Hours 1 to 5pm; Program begins at 1-3pm Keyboards Plus;
4pm Doll Raffle Drawing

December 20, 2010 to April 15, 2011 the Belle Boyd House will be closed except for Special Events that will be announced in the future.  Please be sure to visit us at the Archives during that time.

Dolls, dollhouses and trains to be on display!