Civil War Trail site
ANSTED, W.Va. -- The Contentment Complex, one of three Civil War Trail sites in Fayette County, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays from June through August.
Within the complex is a one-room schoolhouse, a heritage museum and Contentment, the home of Ansted's first mayor, Col. George Imboden. The house is decorated in the period from 1870s to 1920s, according to Ann Skaggs, president of the Fayette County Historical Society.
Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for children age 12 and younger.
Fayette's other trail sites are Westlake Cemetery, where Julia Jackson Woodsen, the mother of Stonewall Jackson is buried, and Tyree Tavern, now a private home.
Brew Skies Festival
DAVIS, W.Va. -- Singer-songwriter Todd Snider will perform at the Brew Skies Festival Aug. 17 and 18 at Canaan Valley Resort in Tucker County.
Mountain State Brewing Co. owners Brian Arnett and Willie Lehmann hope to make the festival of brew tasting, music and food an annual event. In addition to Mountain State, other breweries represented will be Bridge Brew Works in Fayetteville, Lost River Brewing Co. in Hardy County, Morgantown Brewing Co. and Blackwater Brewing Co. in Davis.
White Grass Café and Canaan Resort will be among the food vendors.
Music will go from 6 to 11 p.m. Aug. 17 and from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Aug. 18.
Tickets are $30 for the event. For tickets or more information, visit www.brewskiesfestival.com or call 304-463-4500.