1861 - 2011
With the coming of Fall/Winter,
local e vents for the first year
of the 150th Anniversary cycle have now concluded. Some links
are provided below that relate to the commemorative activities
for 2011. Additional events for the future can now be found in
the Beverly Heritage Center
vents for the first year of the 150th Anniversary cycle have now concluded. Some links are provided below that relate to the commemorative activities for 2011. Additional events for the future can now be found in the Beverly Heritage Center CALENDAR.
n The Footsteps of Lee: Robert E. Lee in Western Virginia"
one-day automobile tour exploring the locations of General Lee's
inauspicious debut in the mountains took place on September 10th. See
pre-event details HERE.
This one-day automobile tour exploring the locations of General Lee's inauspicious debut in the mountains took place on September 10th. See pre-event details HERE.
NOTE: A Post-Event Page has now been set up for the Rich Mountain Reenactment and Tour of 2011 and already has many good links about the big tour and reenactment weekend. You can see that HERE.
(What follows below is the original pre-event information: now also history!)
Commemorate the start of the Civil War in the mountains of West Virginia.
1. SCHEDULE FOR FREE TOUR EVENTS
2. REENACTMENT SCHEDULE
3. BEVERLY HERITAGE CENTER & BATTLEFIELD SCHEDULES
4. MAP AND DIRECTIONS
5. EVENT INFORMATION FOR VISITORS AND REENACTORS
6. PRESS MATERIALS - TEXT RELEASES AND PHOTOGRAPHS
6 pm Reception with
hearty hors doevres, music, Civil War Art Exhibit.
8 pm Speaker Hunter Lesser “The First Campaign”
Randolph County Community Arts Center, Elkins
– 8 pm Speaker A. Wilson Greene,
Harper-McNeely Auditorium, Davis & Elkins College, Elkins
*July 8 –
8 pm Blue and Gray Choir concert,
*FREE to the public through sponsorship by the West Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission
Scheduled events at
Reenactment activities take place at or near Field of Fire Park and Camp Garnett, at the western side of Rich Mountain. Signs will direct visitors to the site from Beverly OR from Route 33 west of Elkins at Norton exit. Plan ahead to allow at least ½ hour from Elkins to get to the site, plus time to park and walk to activities.
Saturday July 911 – 3 Guided tours of site at the Battlefield 11:00 Sutlers and camps open 11:30 Civil War period wedding 1:00 Living History scenarios 3:30 Skirmish for the Pike 4:15 Demonstrations Begin: Living history and/or demonstrations will include:
Governor Pierpont of the Restored Government of Virginia
Sunday July 1011 – 1 Guided tours of site at the Battlefield 11:00 Sutlers and camps open 11:00 Civil War church service, all welcome 1:00 Troops form up, dress parade 1:30 Memorial Ceremony 2:00 Battle of Rich Mountain Reenactment
Monday, July 11
6:00 pm Commemoration Ceremony at Rich Mountain Battlefield:
Rich Mountain 150 Years ago today.
Corner of Main St. & Files Creek Rd., Beverly
Reenactment Week Hours
Tuesday July 5 through Monday July 11
10 am to 4 pm each day, until 6 pm on Friday
Museum, Visitor Services, and Gift Shop
Living History at Beverly Heritage Center or in Beverly
Rich Mountain Battlefield Civil War Site
Five miles west of Beverly on Rich Mountain Road
Open to the Public Dawn to Dusk Daily
Self Guided Tours: follow interpretive signs
During Reenactment (10 July)
Guided tours at Battlefield:
11 – 3 on Saturday (9 July) and from 11 – 1 on Sunday
To get to the Beverly Heritage Center or the Rich Mountain
Battlefield, see the maps and directions on our location page,
To get to the Beverly Heritage Center or the Rich Mountain Battlefield, see the maps and directions on our location page, HERE
Contents copyright 2011 Rich Mountain Battlefield Foundation