kpanek on December 7th, 2014

December 7, 2014 Gillum House Bed & Breakfast, Shinnston, West Virginia:┬áLast night was the 18th annual Shinnston Community Band Concert. Thank you Alex Linger for the recordings and the link. The innkeeper at Gillum House Bed & Breakfast plays Baritone Saxophone in the Community Band. We have been in rehearsal since October. The Community Band […]

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kpanek on August 25th, 2014

Gillum House Bed & Breakfast invites Veterans (Military ID OR Veterans Administration is required

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kpanek on June 7th, 2014

The Levi Shinn Log House in Shinnston, built circa 1778, is the oldest house in Harrison County

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kpanek on June 6th, 2014

The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum was returned to the original name when it became an attraction open for tours.

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kpanek on June 5th, 2014

The site of the First Mother’s Day Service, the Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church in Grafton, West Virginia has become the International Mother’s Day Shrine.

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kpanek on June 4th, 2014

The Battle of Philippi was for possession of the covered bridge crossing the Tygart Valley River.

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kpanek on June 2nd, 2014

West Virginia has many rail-trails throughout the State – several of them are near Shinnston.

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kpanek on May 31st, 2014

There are many lovely waterfalls in West Virginia – these are two of the most spectacular.

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Traveling US Rte. 50 and US Rte. 250 are challenging and fun for motorcycles and sports cars. Curves and scenery in all seasons.

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kpanek on May 29th, 2014

The Chapel of Perpetual Adoration in Shinnston is the only such Chapel in West Virginia.

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kpanek on May 28th, 2014

Being a State with coal as a major industry, West Virginia has had many mine disasters. Some of them have sparked legislation for mine safety.

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kpanek on May 27th, 2014

Tour the museums of West Virginia from Gillum House Bed & Breakfast

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kpanek on May 26th, 2014

#13 reason to visit Gillum House Bed & Breakfast is Forts.

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kpanek on May 5th, 2014

Charleston Gazette-Mail featured a Gillum House Elopement Package May 4, 2014

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kpanek on April 9th, 2014

Carrie and Brannan chose her Dad’s birthday as the day they remarried. It was a family affair with their children in attendance.

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