Beverly Heritage Center PARTNERS
Historic Beverly Preservation, (HBP) established in 1994, has the mission to promote preservation, restoration and heritage of Historic Beverly. Established in 1790 as the first county seat for Randolph County, Beverly includes a significant number of standing pre-Civil War buildings. Primary interpretive themes include early settlement history, life in the 19th century crossroads town, and Civil War history and impact on the community. HBP has attracted private funding to assist in purchasing key buildings and developing heritage tourism in the community to support its educational and preservation mission. HBP owns three of the Beverly Heritage Center buildings as well as several additional buildings that are opportunities for interpretive sites. HBP is an operating partner of the Beverly Heritage Center. Accomplishments of HBP have included a biennial Beverly Heritage Day event, interpretation of the historic district with a walking tour brochure and interpretive signs for significant individual buildings, and a booklet for homeowners on caring for their historic building. HBP is the sponsor of the Beverly ON TRAC program supporting business development using the Main Street Four-Point approach, supported by the West Virginia Main Street program. HBP provides support to the Beverly Historic Landmark Commission, the governmental commission that advises the Town of Beverly on historic preservation issues.
Rich Mountain Battlefield Foundation (RMBF) was established in 1991 to preserve and protect the Rich Mountain Battlefield and related Civil War sites, including protection and management of the Rich Mountain Battlefield Civil War Site, and preserving and interpreting Civil War heritage of West Virginia. RMBF has successfully purchased or arranged for purchase over 400 acres of the Rich Mountain Battlefield Civil War Site, and has been solely responsible for management, development, and interpretation of the site. The Battlefield Site includes the historic battlefield at the top of Rich Mountain, the Camp Garnett earthworks at the western base of the mountain, and a corridor containing the historic turnpike route between these two sites. The property also includes Field of Fire Park, west of Camp Garnett, which has recreational facilities including a pavilion, and is available to rent for groups and events. RMBF is an operating partner in the Beverly Heritage Center in nearby Beverly, and own the Crawford Building which was historically McClellan’s Headquarters and was the original RMB visitor center. RMBF also owns the Fort Morrow section of Camp Elkwater, a related site of the First Campaign. They hold a reenactment event at the Battlefield in alternate years from Beverly Heritage Days.
Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike Alliance (SPTA) is a collaborative organization that has developed and manages the Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike National Scenic Byway, now designated across West Virginia. Most of the Byway follows the route of the crucial 1850’s route that helped open western Virginia for commerce. Beverly is a primary hub on the Byway, with a Byway Interpretive Center and visitor information as key part of the Beverly Heritage Center.