Preston Footnotes 7/15/18

History Today

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.

 Gun Bash

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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