Symposium poster BHC 2017

Spring Dinner BHC 2017

Beverly Heritage Center to host Springtime Soiree
(press release)

Had enough of winter? The Beverly Heritage Center cordially invites the public to step into spring by joining us on Saturday, April 1 for a Springtime Soiree. This annual benefit dinner supports the ongoing preservation efforts and community outreach of the Beverly Heritage Center.

This year’s menu features grilled beef tenderloin with springtime-inspired dishes. Shrimp dip and crostini will lead a variety of appetizers during the reception starting at 4:30pm. Dinner will follow at 6pm. A spring mix salad with strawberries and almonds will complement the home-made side dishes of spring green vegetables, glazed carrots, and new potatoes with home grown leeks. Desserts will include pound cake, mini-cheesecakes, and key lime squares. The cost of the dinner is $45.

“This event allows us to continue to do what we do,” explains Darryl DeGripp, executive director of the Beverly Heritage Center. Both historic preservation and community outreach are the goals of the organization. “Fundraisers like this support our museum, and help us offer free events for the public like this July’s Beverly Heritage Days and Rich Mountain Reenactment.”

Prior to the dinner on April 1, the Rich Mountain Battlefield Foundation will present a Civil War symposium titled “Yankees, Rebels, and Rabble-Rousers,” which will profile some of West Virginia’s most influential commanders of the war. This event at the Beverly IOOF Hall will feature speakers Rick Wolfe, Hunter Lesser, Scott Patchan, and Dr. Billy Joe Peyton. Registration for the symposium starts at 12 noon, and the cost is $30. The combined cost for both the Symposium and Dinner is $70.

“We hope to build on the momentum of past years to make 2017 our best year yet,” said DeGripp. “But at the end of the day, we still have to keep the lights on.”

To RSVP, please contact the Beverly Heritage Center at (304) 637-7424 or send an email to: