CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Culture and History will host a Halloween Bash on Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston. The Halloween Bash is free and open to the public. All guests are encouraged to dress up in their favorite costume or Halloween attire.

The Great Hall will be decorated with a gnarly-toothed monster, spider webs, an evil pumpkin man, bats, creepy critter eyes and scary trees. Kids can enjoy playing an array of seasonal games, including the spider web walk, mummy wrap, three-legged monster race and Halloween tosses.

Bethany Cline, Charleston actress and events manager for the division, will regale visitors with ghost stories and other tales of the macabre, including “The Old Lady Who Wasn’t Afraid of Anything” and “The Widow’s Broom” in the Library Commission’s reference library.

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,” “Werewolves of London” and “Season of the Witch.”

For more information, call (304) 558-0162.

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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