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New hours for Artist Sales  Friday 12 to 5 PM

Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM to 5 PM

 RAFFLE on behalf of the Hardy Community Foundation: The winning tickets will be drawn on Saturday, September 30th. Winners will be notified by phone. Each ticket should have the name of recipient and their phone number written on the back. Tickets cost $1 each, $5 for 6 and $10 for 13.
LRAC Artists have donated some lovely items for this Raffle, including:
-Basket by Debra Zvanut, a new member.
-Matted sunrise photo taken by Ed Szrom.
-Large Pottery Bowl by well known clay artist Kathy Kavanagh.
-Hand Engraved and Colored Leather Hair Barrett by Kaia.
-Wood carving by Bill Collins, a longtime woodworker.
-and, a West Virginia made Blenko bottle hand engraved with “Lost River Valley, West Virginia” on the front.
This a great way to give back to your community. See you this weekend.


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The Lost River Education Foundation (LREF) promotes education, history, and crafts in the community. With your assistance, in 2016 we have been able to provide a program by Adam Booth on Appalachian tall tales, offered craft classes at a local 4H camp, and taught adult classes on photography, stoneware, and fabric arts. The LREF also operates a Museum on Farming Life to share information on local history.

The LREF looks forward to hosting new educational and historic programs about Appalachian living at our new facility this year.

As a 501 C(3) organization, your donations are tax deductible. Donations of $250.00 or more will be recognized with signage in our museum area.

The museum is interested in acquiring a few items which will help us teach the public about farm living. Items for agricultural production, forestry, and poultry are needed, as are items related to women's work and child rearing.

We are also looking for a family bible and children's books from prior to 1935.

If you have anything to donate or have any questions, please call us at 304 897 7242 or email

Thank you.