CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Culture and History will host a Halloween Bash on Tuesday, Oct. 28, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex, Charleston. The Halloween Bash is free and open to all witches, werewolves, ghosts and ghoulies, vampires, matadors, cowboys and cowgirls, and other assorted famous and infamous personages from all walks of life.

The Great Hall will be decorated with a gnarly-toothed monster, spider webs, cauldrons of witches’ brew and a spooky cemetery. Kids can enjoy playing such seasonal favorites as corn hole, mummy wrap, zombie attack and the graveyard obstacle course.

Bethany Cline, Charleston actress and executive assistant to Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith, will be in costume and regale visitors with ghost stories and other tales of the macabre in the Library Commission’s reference library, where  families also can enjoy short films, courtesy of the West Virginia Library Commission.

Prizes for best boy’s and girl’s costume will be awarded in three age categories. 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 for the division, 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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