Beverly Heritage Center: Get Involved!
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The Beverly Heritage Center is a non-governmental, non-profit organization that relies on memberships, donations, and private support for its operations and programming. Your membership, tax-deductible contribution, or volunteer time can help complete the Beverly Heritage Center and support our educational programming and outreach. Please help.
Become a Member of Beverly Heritage Center
As a Beverly Heritage Center member you will get the opportunity to help preserve Beverly’s heritage while receiving free admission to the BHC museum. Annual price is $25 individual, $40 family (4 people). BHC members are also entitled to discounts at many ticketed events and for selected gift shop purchases. BHC members will also be voting members of Historic Beverly Preservation. And most importantly, you get the satisfaction of knowing you’re helping to support the preservation and commemoration of the history and culture of Beverly and Rich Mountain Battlefield.
Donate to keep improving the BHC
The Beverly Heritage Center, in addition to operating and programming costs, is still working to complete our capital improvements at the Center. The next phase of work will complete the gallery floor as well as additional remaining elements including a stair chair to access the upstairs, build-out of the kitchen, and computer networking and security. Outside we will complete the landscaping and parking to make a useable and attractive outdoor event space. And finally, we will rebuild the cupola (bell tower) on the top of the 1808 Randolph County Courthouse – the crowning achievement of a long, dedicated effort to create the premier heritage attraction for Randolph County.
The Beverly Heritage Center operates with minimal paid staff, and relies on volunteers for many of our needed tasks. Volunteers can help at the front desk or giving tours, help out with special events, be period dress docents, help keep the facility clean and grounds maintained, assist with archiving or exhibits, or many other tasks. Please drop by or contact us to find out more.
Background on how Beverly Heritage Center operates:
Construction funding for the Beverly Heritage Center has included a Save America’s Treasures grant from the National Park Service, WV Department of Transportation Scenic Byways grants, Transportation Enhancement Program grants administered through the WV Department of Transportation, WV Cultural Facilities Grants from the Arts Section of WV Division of Culture and History, and development grants from the WV State Historic Preservation Office. Interpretation and museum development had funding assistance from a National Endowment for the Humanities Consultation Grant, Institute of Museums and Library Services Museums for America grant, Preserve America grant, and over $1,000,000 in private donations. However, due to the high cost of construction, funds are still needed to complete the final projects and retire the construction mortgage. The completed project preserves a wonderful, historic community’s architectural gems, provides an outstanding educational asset for our county and state, and creates a high-quality tourist attraction to bring new visitors to our region. The Beverly Heritage Center relies on memberships, donations, and private support for its operations and programming. Your tax-deductible contribution or pledge can help complete the Beverly Heritage Center and support our educational programming and outreach. Please help.