CHARLESTON, W.Va. — All witches, werewolves, ghosts, vampires, matadors, cowgirls, and other assorted famous and infamous people are invited to the West Virginia Division of Culture and History’s annual Halloween Bash from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex, Charleston. The event is free and open to the public.

The Great Hall will be decorated as a haunted forest with eerie trees, ghosts, goblins, mummies and spider webs. Text panels will tell West Virginia ghost stories, including Mothman, The Braxton County Monster and The Greenbrier Ghost. Children can enjoy playing such seasonal favorites as pumpkin bowling, eyeball bounce, spooky ring toss and Halloween duck pond. Prizes will be awarded.

Although costumes are optional, shoes and other cloaking attire are required. All visitors will be treated to light refreshments and holiday music like “The Monster Mash.”

For more information, contact Charles Morris, director of museums, at (304) 558-0220.

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History is an agency within the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts with Kay Goodwin, Cabinet Secretary. The Division, led by Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith, brings together the past, present and future through programs and services focusing on archives and history, arts, historic preservation and museums. For more information about the Division’s programs, events and sites, visit The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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