CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Children of all ages are invited to the Haunted Culture Center on Tuesday, October 29, for a free, family fun-filled evening of seasonal games, spooky story-telling, costume contests, and more.  The annual Halloween Bash is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex, Charleston.

Prizes for best boy’s and best girl’s costumes will be awarded. Children who come to the bash will be given a complimentary Halloween bag of goodies. In the Great Hall, Halloween cookies, fruit, popcorn and other refreshments will be provided.

For more, information, contact Caryn Gresham, deputy commissioner 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

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Media Note: Photographs of the 2012 Halloween Bash at the Culture Center are available upon request.