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Bulletin board: July 4, 2013

Library board of directors meeting

Kanawha County Public Library Board of Directors will meet at 9 a.m. Friday at the Main Library, 123 Capitol St.

Party in the park

The Historic Fayette Theater will celebrate its 20th anniversary at 8 p.m. Saturday at the historic theater. There will be special music and the theme is "Party in the Park." Jon Kemper and The Ain't Dead Yet Band will perform. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased from 6 to 8 p.m. at the theater, by calling 304-574-4655 or at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/362328.

Contentment" open to visitors

The Contentment Complex on U.S. 60, Main Street, in Ansted is open to visitors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday, now through August. "Contentment" was once the home of Confederate Col. George Imboden and now the headquarters of the Fayette County Historical Society. It is one of three Civil War Trail sites in Ansted. The other two are The Tyree Tavern, once a stagecoach stop and now privately owned; and West Lake Cemetery, burial site of Confederate General "Stonewall" Jackson's mother, Julia Jackson Woodson. There are three buildings open for tours in the complex, "Contentment" home, a heritage museum with Civil War artifacts, mining and farming implements, etc, and a rebuilt one-room schoolhouse. Admission, which covers all buildings, is $6 for adults and $3 for those under age 12. 

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