2016-08-17 / What's Happening

Historic evening in Berkeley Springs


Mythical Indian Princess Peace Blossom welcomes guests to the magic healing waters of Berkeley Springs. Mythical Indian Princess Peace Blossom welcomes guests to the magic healing waters of Berkeley Springs. The third annual Historic Gala for the Museum of the Berkeley Springs is scheduled for Monday, August 29.

Historic characters including the appearance of a Tomato Festival princess will be present. This year guests are welcome to wear vintage costumes or at least hats.

Betty Lou Harmison, a Museum founder and Berkeley Springs hostess welcomes guests to the museum at 6:30 p.m. The Gala continues at the Country Inn with desserts.

Rosa Suit, for whom Berkeley Castle was built is a special attraction this year with the debut of a video interview with her chatting about her life in Berkeley Castle. Suit will also serve as hostess at the Country Inn. There are new items to see at the Museum including a handcrafted mining cart to hold the giant crystal and an image of a 1,000 year old former resident of the area.

Museum sponsors receive a gift – a copy of the famous Victorian Moray print of the town as seen from the castle.

The Historic Gala in Berkeley Springs is a benefit for the Museum of the Berkeley Springs.

Tickets are available at the Chamber of Commerce office on Fairfax Street and at the museum, which is open daily 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Berkeley Springs State Park.

For more information, call 304-258-3738.

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