The Monroe County Historical Society hit a home run on Sunday, May 1st as upwards of 90 people turned out for the Spring Wine & Cheese Fundraiser. Held at Elmwood Estate in Union, West Virginia, the fundraiser featured plentiful wines, food, artwork, and nineteenth-century dresses on display. There was also live music by The Bohemian Social Club who performed light jazz and easy listening.
Proceeds benefited the Society’s operating expenses and maintenance of their historical buildings and museums.
“It was a wonderful afternoon! The Historical Society is so pleased to be able to bring back this popular event and we look forward to doing it again next year.” – Ana Lusk.
This fundraiser is always popular with groups of friends and family, who gather and tour Elmwood Estate, one of the south’s most important historical estates. The mansion is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was built in the late 1830s by William B Phillips, Thomas Jefferson’s best mason from his University of Virginia project.
“It was so great to see friends we haven’t seen in 2 years and we appreciate all of the support. This fundraiser is so important as we work to preserve the history of Monroe County,” – Helen Graves.
The Monroe County Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) all-volunteer organization dedicated to discovering, preserving, and sharing the history and heritage of Monroe County. The Museum is located on Main Street in Union and is staffed by volunteers. There are numerous artifacts from various periods of Monroe County history in the main building and two adjacent log houses. Visitation hours are 10a – 4pm, Tuesday through Saturday, June through October. Admission is free. Click here for more information.