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July-Dedication to Kevin Sarring, his Legacy, update on restoration of smokehouse/stone kitchen. History at it’s Best (Behind Happy Retreat Walls) Click here to view the July 2020 Newsletter
President’s Letter -The year 2019 has seen continued important progress. Stephanie Kimble photo. Save America’s Treassure Grant, Join us for our Christmas open house Click here to view the December 2019 Newsletter
PLEASE JOIN US FOR AN AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT On Saturday, October 12, at 11 a.m., Randall Reid-Smith, Curator of the West Virginia Division of Arts, Culture and History, will hold a press conference at Happy Retreat to formally announce the launch of the $132,500 Save America’s Treasures grant awarded to Happy Retreat by the National Park Service. The grant will fund the installation of a geothermal... Read more
Restoration Update on Smokehouse/Stone Kitchen, Another History At Its Best (photo of visiting group), Zion Church Auction, Summer Concert Series, Jefferson County Historical Society Picnic, Upcoming Events – Craft Beer & Musical Festival, Chamber Music Society Kathie Stewart, Tina Bergmann, Book Series-Joel Achenbach. Click here to view the September 2019 Newsletter
Restoration Update (smoke house kitchen), Landscaping Grant, State Historic Preservation Office Grant, Christmas Open House, Coming To The Table, Ballroom Bash, Jefferson County Historical Society, History At Its Best (Conklyn Painting), William D. Theriault 1946-2019, Board of Directors Changes, Upcoming Events, (What We Found, HR Book Series, WV Fest, Craft Beer & Music) Click here to view the April 2019 Newsletter
New AmeriCorps Member Cliff Blount, Craft Beer & Music Festival, Restoration of Smokehouse/Stone Kitchen, History At Its Best (story of Mordington name), DAR Dedication, Leedstown Resolution, Events - Christmas Open House, Christmas Concert, Charles Washington Chamber Music Society Concerts, Winter Dance. Click here to view the December 2018 Newsletter
We regret to announce that our Book Series scheduled for Wednesday, October 24th has been canceled. To all those who had initiated correspondence or made inquiries, you will soon be receiving information about our upcoming Book Series. We would like to extend a heartfelt "Thank you" to our volunteers and organizers. Thank you for your continued support.
Thanks to all the people who came out to the Craft Beer & Music Festival and a special thank you to all of the wonderful volunteers who made the day a lot of fun despite the weather.
Honoring Charles Washington Revolutionary War Service, Wine & Jazz Festival, Book Series, Preservation Update, Archaeology, Portraits of Charles Washington And Frances Bassett Washington, Finding Charles Washington’s Revolutionary Service, Upcoming Events, DAR Dedication September 15, Cotillion Benefit Dance, Happy Retreat Book Series October 24, Charles Washington Chamber Music Society Concert October 7 & November 4, Christmas Open House, New Year’s Eve Gala. Click here to view... Read more
West Virginia Public Broadcasting's Liz McCormick was at Happy Retreat for the 2018 Wine and Jazz Festival and put together this story about Happy Retreat and the festival: Listen to the story here