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New hours for Artist Sales  Friday 12 to 5 PM

Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM to 5 PM
 
 
3rd Annual Fundraiser - Benefiting the Lost River Artisans Cooperative. Lost River Night Out! will feature live entertainment, hors d'oeuvres, and a fabulous silent auction! This is the event of the season and you do not want to miss out! The Co-Op has been an incredible art presence in Lost River for almost 30 years! Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at the Co-Op or the Guesthouse Lost River or from any board member or online by clinking the link above.
 

 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.

 

 

 


Lost River Museum

Farming Families of Hardy Valley 1746—1930


Gun MakerDid you know that Lost River provided cattle for George Washington’s forces at Valley Forge?  And were you aware that in the 1800’s farmers would drive turkeys from Mathias to the railhead at Broadway? Today, Hardy County is known for its farming culture and economy. This has been true since the earliest settlers arrived in the late 1740s. Before that, Native Americans cultivated the countryside north of Moore’s Field.  Many of the families who built the agriculture industry in our area have descendants living here and still farming.

Stonewall Jackson

Prior to 1930, life depended upon making the land produce. Women worked hard, tending animals and gardens, sewing clothing, even weaving cloth. Farmers performing backbreaking work made Hardy County and the Lost River Valley a great place to live. Our Museum is a hands-on, discovery experience where visitors can actively learn about agricultural and domestic life during the past 200 years. The Lost River Museum is asking families to share photographs and tools for this exhibit. Photos of family and farming activities prior to 1930 can be scanned and returned. Originals and scanned photos will be framed and displayed in the Museum.