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Jail Exhibit & Escape Room Open House @ Beverly Heritage Center
May 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Beverly Heritage Center will open a new exhibit in the 1841 Randolph County Jail and offer a preview of an upcoming Escape Room Saturday, May 21st at 1:00pm. Visitors will be able to tour the new exhibit and learn how to make appointments for the escape room.
These new attractions will open in the recently restored 1841 jail building on Walnut Avenue, which was the third jail built in Beverly and served as the Randolph County Jail until another jail was built in the new County Seat of Elkins.
The exhibit interprets the Jailor’s office as it might have looked in 1845 and tells the history of the building and the jailors and inmates it housed. Artifacts on display include several objects used in the jail including an original lock and original cell bars, as well as 19th century railing from the Pocahontas County Courthouse and other period furniture.
The escape room will feature two different scenarios for guests to choose from:
“Civil War Spy” or “Prohibition-era Bootlegger”. In each challenge participants will have to solve puzzles to find clues to “escape” the jail. The escape room will be open by appointment Wednesdays through Sundays starting in June.
The 1841 Jail is located on Walnut Avenue in Beverly behind the Beverly Heritage Center. Call 304-637-7424 or visit beverlyheritagecenter.org for more information. These projects are presented with support from the State Historic Preservation Office and the Snowshoe Foundation.