October 20, 2010
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History will host a Halloween Bash on Tuesday, Oct. 26, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex, Charleston. The Halloween Bash is free and open to all witches, werewolves, ghosts and ghoulies, vampires, matadors, cowboys and cowgirls, and other assorted famous and infamous personages from all walks of life.
The Great Hall will be decorated with mummies, spiderwebs and mothman figures, and text panels will relate West Virginia ghost stories. Kids can enjoy playing such seasonal favorites as pumpkin bowling, cluck hunt, witch hat ring toss and eyeball bounce with prizes awarded for the winners.
Bethany Cline, Charleston actress and executive assistant to Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith, will portray her alter ego “Hecate,” Greek goddess of the three paths, guardian of the household, protector of everything newly born, and the goddess of witchcraft. She will regale visitors with ghost stories and other tales of the macabre.
Prizes also will be awarded for best adult and child costume. Although “costumes” are optional, shoes and other cloaking attire are required. All visitors will be treated to light refreshments and holiday music like “The Monster Mash.”
For more information, contact Charles Morris, director of museums for the Division, at (304) 558-0220.
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History, an agency of the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts, brings together the state’s past, present and future through programs and services in the areas of archives and history, the arts, historic preservation and museums. Its administrative offices are located at the Culture Center in the State Capitol Complex in Charleston, which also houses the state archives and state museum. The Culture Center is West Virginia’s official showcase for the arts. The agency also operates a network of museums and historic sites across the state. For more information about the Division’s programs, visit www.wvculture.org. The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.