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GREENBRIER HISTORICAL SOCIETY 814 West Washington Street Lewisburg, WV  24910                                                                         304-645-3398                                         NEWS RELEASE
Views, Variety, and Vision:  The 2017 Greenbrier Historical Society Home Tour Weekend The   Greenbrier   Historical   Society   has   announced   the   schedule   and   venues   for   its   2017   Homes   Tour   weekend.      This   event is likely to be the most exciting one ever!  The   weekend   of   events   begins   on   Friday,   June   9   from   5-7   p.m.   with   the   opening   gala   at   the   hilltop   home   of Angus   Peyton.     On   Saturday   June   10   from   10-5   p.m.,   the   traditional   tour   of   homes   includes   a   great   variety   from   private   homes   to   the Presidents’   House   Museum   at   The   Greenbrier.      On   Sunday,   June   11   at   2:00   p.m.   and   at   4:00   p.m.   afternoon   tea   will   be served   in   White   Sulphur   Springs   at   St.   Thomas   Episcopal   Church   after   a   tour   of   the   historic   sanctuary.      Following   the   tea, Neely   Seams,   a   local   actor,   will   present   a   monologue   about   the   life   of   Katherine   Coleman   Johnson,   Medal   of   Freedom winner   and   White   Sulphur   native.      Ms.   Johnson   is   the   subject   of   a   recent   book,   “Hidden   Figures”   by   Margot   Shetterly   and hit movie of the same name. Angus   Peyton   has   created   an   “eyrie”   on   the   mountain   top   surrounded   by   beautiful   views,   not   only   from   the   patios,   but   also from   almost   every   window.         He   has   named   it   “Glengarry”   after   the   Virginia   home   of   Lord   Dunmore,   the   last   British governor   of   Virginia,   who   was   a   friend   of   Peyton’s   ancestor, Angus   McDonald.   This   house   is   on   the   cutting   edge   and   even includes   a   radio   collar   activated   “dog   door”   at   the   side   of   the   house.         While   thoroughly   modern,   unexpected   touches   of antique   chests   join   a   wide   variety   of   art   work   to   accent   the   walls   and   nooks.      Wine   and   hors   d’oeuvres   will   be   served   on the spacious patio while guests enjoy this magnificent house with its fantastic views.  Tickets   are   available   at   the   North   House   Museum   and   the   Greenbrier   Convention   and   Visitors   Bureau   in   Lewisburg;   City Hall   in   White   Sulphur   Springs   and   from   GHS   board   members.      Gala   tickets   are   $60;   tour   tickets   are   $30;   and   tea   tickets are   $20.     A   special   value   weekend   package   of   tickets   to   all   three   events   is   available   for   $100.      While   home   tour   tickets   will be   available   at   each   house   on   the   day   of   the   tour,   gala   and   tea   tickets   must   be   purchased   by   June   2.      Please   call   304-645- 3398   for   more   information.      The   Greenbrier   Historical   Society   thanks   The   Greenbrier   Resort   for   helping   to   sponsor   these events. Contact:  Margaret Hambrick  or Nick LaCasse     304-646-2439               304-645-3398 Photo Caption:  A view from the patio at “Glengarry”, the home of Angus Peyton.
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