Experience the stories of some of Beverly's bygone days on the upcoming Lantern Tour of Historic Beverly. Beverly resident Karl Mulac and other docents in period costume will lead you along Beverly streets sharing history and local traditions related to some of the historic buildings.
"The stories on the Lantern Tour will be drawn both from known history and from some unexplained things that go bump in the night," explained tour guide Karl Mulac. "We will respectfully share the stories of Beverly's past while exploring some family stories, folklore, and mysterious experiences from the community."
The Lantern Tour will be Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. The tour will begin and end at the Beverly Heritage Center and will last approximately an hour and a half, with light refreshments and discussion afterwards. Tickets will be $10 for adults and $5 for and children under 12. Participants are encouraged to dress for the chill of the evening and to bring a flashlight.
Also on Oct. 27, the Beverly School PTO will hold its fall carnival from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Activities will include a cakewalk and silent auction at the Beverly Fire Hall, with additional activities at Tygart Valley Ministries including a costume contest, pumpkin carving, best decorated cake contest, haunted hay ride, pumpkin bowling and a variety of other carnival activities.
The Beverly Heritage Center combines four historic buildings into one heritage attraction offering museum exhibits, gift shop archives, and visitor information. It is located in the center of Beverly, six miles south of Elkins on US Rt 219. Operating partners in the Beverly Heritage Center are Historic Beverly Preservation and Rich Mountain Battlefield Foundation.
Upcoming activities include Night at the Museum fundraising reception on Nov. 10, and Beverly Old-Fashioned Christmas Dec. 1. Off-season hours for the Beverly Heritage Center are Thursday through Monday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with other days and hours by appointment.