The Contentment Historical Complex on Main St. (U.S. Rt. 60) Ansted, West Virginia will be open on Friday during the festival from 12 to 4 p.m. The complex will be open each Friday through August.

The complex is located one-half mile east of Hawks Nest State Park Lodge and is featured on the Civil War Trail.

Admission to the site is $10 for adults and $5 for those under 12, which admits one to all three buildings: “Contentment,” the post-Civil War home of Col. George W. Imboden, Ansted’s first mayor, a one-room school, and a museum of mining, farming and Civil War artifacts plus moonshine stills and much more.

Contentment is operated by the Fayette County Historical Society, which would love to have new members. If you are interested in joining, send your name, address, phone number and other contact information to FCHS, PO 702, Ansted, WV 25812 and include a check or money order for $20 for one person or $35 for a business or two in a family.

If you just want to help preserve this piece of history, send your donation to the same address. It is tax-deductible.

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