The Monroe County Historical Society has assembled a blockbuster Spring Historical Tour to take place over the weekend of May 6 and 7, 2017.
This is a first-in-a-generation opportunity for the public to visit nationally recognized historic homes, spring resorts, a chapel and a general store in spectacular Monroe County, with some of these places available for visitation the first (and perhaps last) time ever. The event will raise funds for the Historical Society’s annual operating costs, invite new membership and raise awareness of the incredible wealth of different types of historical facilities in the county.
The tour will avail visitation of eight locations including eighteenth century Walnut Grove Plantation; recently restored Elmwood, ancestral home of the Caperton family; the adorable 1854 Major John Wallace cottage; the General John Echols house; the Salt Sulfur Springs hotel with its amazing ballroom; the Beirne Dransfield General Store near Gap Mills; St John’s Catholic Chapel in Sweet Springs, the oldest Catholic Church in West Virginia; and the grand Old Sweet Springs resort. Several of these locations will also have activities taking place including old fashioned music playing, an art show, demonstrations of old farm equipment and more. More details about these properties and the additional activities will be available weekly until the tour date.
Tickets are on sale beginning at Tomlinson’s Union Country Store for $20 apiece (children under 12 half price) and may be purchased by credit card for telephone mail out orders. Tickets will allow holders to visit all eight of these locations plus the award-winning Historical Society museum complex in downtown Union at their own pace during the two-day event. Restaurants, shops, and historic homes realtors throughout the county will be ready to welcome visitors from near and afar during this historic event.
Contact telephone number 304-772-5205 for advanced ticket sales by credit card at Tomlinson’s Union Country Store.
-Submitted by Chris Wszolek