Today is Preston History Day, once again celebrating the varied history of our 200-year-old county.
Open for tours today are Arthurdale Heritage from 1 – 5 p.m.; Aurora Area Historical Society’s new museum, 1–4 p.m.; the James McGrew House in Kingwood, 1– 3 p.m.; Szilagyi Center museums in Rowlesburg, 1 – 4 p.m.; Preston County History House, Terra Alta, 1:30–4:30 p.m.; Tunnelton Train Depot, 1– 3 p.m.; and three outdoor Civil War Trail sites in Aurora and Rowlesburg.
Some sites charge admission. Parking is free.
The Preston Workshop will hold a gun bash Aug. 25 at the Craig Civic Center, in Kingwood. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. Drawings begin at noon. There will be catered food, drinks and beer. Tickets are $30. Add one guest for another $20. Children 12 and under will be admitted for $10.
You do not need to be present to win. Call 304-864-6446 for tickets, or go to Streets Store, Belldina Pharmacy, Rainbow Tire or Sophie’s Attic.
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