Veterans tour | Tuesdays through Saturdays
Ann Fern of Charles Town Ghost Tours plans to hold a special haunted walk to honor the nation’s veterans, both living and dead, as well as those now serving in the armed forces.
Saturday’s event will highlight the lives of many of those “who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect Americans,” Fern says. “We are honored in Charles Town to have buried in our local cemeteries men who served in every branch of the service and in every war.”
Anyone may attend the two-hour tour, which begins at 7 p.m. at the Jefferson County Courthouse. The cost is $12 or $6 for those in the military. For more information, contact Fern (304- 724-6741 or Afernriver@aol. com) or find Charles Town Ghost Tours on Facebook.
Photography exhibit | Through May 31
Work by the Jefferson County Photography Club is in the spotlight at the Washington Street Artists’ Cooperative gallery at 108 N. George St. in Charles Town.
The exhibit, put on by the Arts & Humanities Alliance of Jefferson County, continues through the end of the month. Eight club members are exhibiting 24 original photographs.
Admission is free at the gallery, which is open noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. For details, go to washingtonstreetartistcooperative.org.
History museum | Tuesdays through Saturdays
Anyone who wants to know more about local history will enjoy the Jefferson County Museum, which is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.
The collection in the ground floor at 200 E. Washington St. in Charles Town includes thousands of items related to local history, including a 1799 letter penned by President George Washington, the wagon that took abolitionist John Brown to his execution and the uniform belonging to long-lived World War I vet Frank Buckles as well as new exhibits on African-Americans’ work as jockeys in the horseracing industry here, advertising trinkets given out to tout area businesses, and much more.
Admission costs $3 and is free to Charles Town Library patrons. For details, contact curator Jane Rissler (304-725-8628 or email email@example.com.
Railroads tour | June 10 to 12
West Virginia parks expert Clark Dixon of Ranson next month hosts a three-day West Virginia Scenic Railroads Tour. The deadline to sign up for the trip, offered through Berkeley County Adult and Community Education, comes May 30.
The $350 fee includes travel by deluxe motor coach, excursions on scenic railroads, a visit to the West Virginia Railroad Museum in Elkins, lodging, lunch and more. To register for the June 10 to 12 outing or to learn more, call 304-267-3585.
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