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Beverly Heritage Center hosting ‘hidden spaces’ tour

The Beverly Heritage Center will host special tours of Beverly’s “hidden spaces” and historic preservation projects at 1 p,m, on April 10 and April 24. Visitors will have a one-of-a-kind opportunity to see the inside of Beverly’s Civil War amputation site, the 1841 Randolph County Jail and early Civil War graffiti.

“Historic preservation is a very expensive process with lots of variables that need to be prioritized” said Dr. Christopher Mielke, Executive Director of the Beverly Heritage Convention and Visitors Bureau. “Our hope with this tour is to showcase a variety of historic preservation projects focusing on several of Beverly’s historic buildings in varying states of restoration.”

Attendees will get a behind-the-scenes look at four past and ongoing projects including: the Logan House, site of the first amputation of the Civil War; the Collett House that is home to the earliest known graffiti associated with a Civil War battle; the 1841 Randolph County Jail which housed a “cage” for dangerous prisoners; and the I.O.O.F. building, a fully completed preservation work that is now available for public use.

Tickets are required and may be purchased online at https://checkout.square.site/buy/AJC56FE54D3CQT6YQYOEERE4 for the April 10 date and checkout.square.site/buy/JCAV4KDUMKVJG3N7VYBDITLU for the April 24 date.

Tours will be limited to 5 people per group (exceptions or additional appointments may be available by request). Proceeds will fund future historic preservation projects. COVID guidelines must be followed.

For additional information, e-mail the Beverly Heritage Center at info@beverlyheritagecenter.org, call 304-637-7424, or visit our Facebook page.

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