WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS W.Va. (WVDN) – The fab bell bottoms, short skirts and ‘walking on ya’ boots’ were in high fashion on Saturday Night, Dec. 2. Flower power, reflective eyewear and groovy decorations filled the room. Huge screens displayed appropriate events and pictures, and tables were adorned with 1960-era newspapers, lava lamps and record albums. To say the stage was set at The Greenbrier Historical Society’s Stellar Event, wouldn’t be complete without mention of the righteous musical talents of “Dark Matters.” The Schoolhouse Hotel in White Sulphur donated the space to celebrate the 60th anniversary of The Historical Society’s founding.
Executive Director Kasadi Shock, Director of Exhibitions and Education Katy Little, and Archivist Karly Watts presented an unforgettable evening to the ticket holders, complete with live and silent auctions, and prizes. The buffet had choices like smoked salmon with capers, chicken piccata and parmesan, haricot vert, Tuscan bread and a righteous tiramisu with coffee and tea. Prizes were awarded for the best-dressed table and one winner was “The Monkees” group. They also received the prize for best dressed. Steve Hunter was on board as the auctioneer, revealing out-of-sight items and experiences for bidders. Some of these were a tour for 12 at The Greenbrier Hotel, a stellar dinner for two on the North House balcony, a Tavern Room happy hour, a choice overnight stay in the Museum, and more.
Vice President Al Emch, emceed the evening into far-out space with witty commentary and to the delight of party-goers, sported a “Sonny Bono” costume. He was among the winners of the costume contest. Dr. Bob Conte presented quips of local history from the era.
All in all, it was a successful blast of the past reinforcing the dedicated efforts of the team and forbearing decades of our precious history, to safekeeping. A huge debt of gratitude to all involved in the guardianship of The Greenbrier Valley and Her vitality.
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