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Just Announced: Reba McEntire and Rascal Flatts Performing at Greenbrier Classic

Win two passes to all practice and competition rounds.

The bidding is now open for your chance to win 2 tickets to the Greenbrier Classic!

PLACE YOUR BID NOW: Greenbrier Classic Tickets Silent Auction

Bids for two passes to the inaugural Greenbrier Classic have reached over $270.00 as of Tuesday, June 8th. Bids will be accepted through the above link through 4:00pm on June 16th. You can rebid at anytime and the highest bid wins. The passes are valued at nearly $300.00.

The Greenbrier Classic has just announced a second concert featuring Reba McEntire and Rascal Flatts. Your passes include admission to this second concert as well as the one featuring Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood.

Tournament organizers say the event is nearing a sellout. The event features some of the world’s top golfers including Phil Mickelson, Sergio Garcia, Ernie Els, and more. Held at the world-famous Greenbrier, your passes include guaranteed admission to the entire week’s events, including practice rounds.

The Greenbrier Classic is a PGA Tour FedEx Cup event and runs from July 16th through August 1, 2010. The event features a six-million dollar purse and will be televised by CBS and The Golf Channel.

Other Local Places of Interest…


Entering Preston County, West Virginia. Sign refers to Arthurdale Project.  John Vachon, May 1939.  Library of Congress.

AURORA AREA HISTORY CENTER

A full sized replica of an 1850s General Store and exhibits related to the history of the Union District of Preston County.  Located on Route 50 in Aurora.

CATHEDRAL STATE PARK

Home to an ancient hemlock forest. Trees 90 feet tall and 21 feet in circumference form the park’s dramatic “cloisters”. An old-growth mixed forest with Eastern Hemlock being the dominant species.  Located on Route 50 in Aurora.

CRANESVILLE SWAMP PRESERVE

An astonishing boreal bog harboring plants and birds that usually occur much farther north. 1,650 acres protected by The Nature Conservancy. Boardwalk. Located on the Maryland/WV border. Follow wildlife signs in Terra Alta.

FAIRFAX STONE

One of oldest markers in the US. Marks boundary between Maryland and West Virginia, and is a state park. Located 2 miles off US 219, 4 miles north of Thomas.

GREATER MORGANTOWN AREA CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU

The primary resource for visitors to the “Scenic Mountain Home of West Virginia University” features information on the area’s heritage, arts & culture, outdoor recreation, lodging, dining, and shopping.

GREATEST GENERATION SOCIETY EXHIBIT & MUSEUM

The exhibit has scenes from U.S., British, German and Russian soldiers.  The home front (1940s living room) is also depicted and will be completed with a Rosie the Riviter reading letters from her soldier at the front.  A WAAC/Red Cross display with several uniforms, a wall of honor with photos of our veterans, and other artifacts will capture your imagination.

HISTORY HOUSE MUSEUM

Operated by the Preston County Historical Society and housed in the former 1892 Terra Alta Bank, the museum features railroad artifacts, old photos, maps, firearms, Indian artifacts, Civil War memorabilia and other items of historical interest for the Terra Alta area.

HOVATTER’S WILDLIFE ZOO

The wildest place on earth! Over 100 animals. Have your picture taken with exotic baby animals when available.  Located between Reedsville and Kingwood.

KINGWOOD

Only 8 miles east of Arthurdale is Kingwood, the county seat of Preston County.  Visitors can visit the historic James McGrew House or visit another old-fashioned Esso Station.  Enjoy the Buckwheat Festival the last weekend in September every year.

MARION COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

TUNNELTON RAILROAD DEPOT

Operated by the Tunnelton Historical Society, this depot was constructed during the period of 1912 through 1913.  Open by appointment only.  Located on Route 72.

ROWLESBURG

Located just 40 minutes across Preston County from Arthurdale, this community offers interesting things to do for the outdoor recreationalist as well as history buffs.  Enjoy the Civil War Battle site of Cannon Hill or a  World War II reenactment the last weekend in June.

VIRGINIA IRON FURNACE

A cut-stone blast furnace, standing roughly 30 feet high with a square base of 34 feet.  Constructed in 1854, it was the second blast furnace in Preston County, but remained in operation from 1854 to 1880, well past other industrial sites in nearby counties.  The Furnace is on the National Register and is open year round.  Located on Route 26, 3 miles north of Albright.

West Virginia History

West Virginia Archives and History online explores primary and secondary source documents, photographs, databases, lists, collections, and other materials available through the State Archives.

Goldenseal is a magazine of West Virginia traditional life that is produced by the Division of Culture and History and takes its stories from the recollections of West Virginians living throughout the state. Oral history fieldwork and documentary photography result in four issues per year with articles on subjects such as labor history, folklore, music, farming, religion, traditional crafts, food, and politics.

West Virginia Association of Museums invites you to explore the many treasures the Mountain State has to offer.  Use this on-line resource to visit the places and experience the activities that represent the history, arts, technology, industry, and cultural diversity that our state offers.

 West Virginia and Regional History Collection at West Virginia University is located in the Charles C. Wise, Jr. Library on the WVU Downtown Campus and is the largest historical archives/library relating to West Virginia in existence.