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Morgan County briefs

June 05, 2009

New exhibit opens at Berkeley Springs museum



BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - A new exhibit, The Formation of the Town and the Fires of Bath, will open on Saturday at the Museum of the Berkeley Springs.

Museum board member Jeanne Mozier told the Bath Town Council members on Tuesday night that the town was unique in the way it was formed "and encouraged people to build lodging for people to take to the waters."

She said the cost of the project was about $10,000 and requested $1,500 from the town's hotel/motel tax revenues to help pay for the cost.

Mozier said the museum will have a grand opening ceremony on June 20 at 11 a.m. and invited the council members to attend.

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Tamme Marggraf, the museum's executive director, said the museum is open on the weekends from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. In July, Fridays and Mondays are added.

Mayor Susan J. Webster said, "Here is another example of professionalism and volunteerism in Tamme Marggraf and Jeanne Mozier."

She said the council will make the funding decision in July when it knows if there is a hotel/motel tax surplus.

The Museum of the Berkeley Springs is on the second floor of the Roman Bath House at the intersection of Fairfax and Wilkes streets.

Four-way stop approved for Berkeley Springs intersection



BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - A four-way stop sign is coming soon to the intersection of Harrison Avenue and Williams Street.

Bath Police Chief Craig Pearrell told the Bath Town Council Tuesday that it was approved by the state Department of Highways. If the signs are available from the state, they will be placed as soon as possible.

Pearrell also said 25 mph signs are going to be placed on Harrison Street to cut down on speeding.

Mayor Susan J. Webster said "too many people are speeding and need to slow down."

- Trish Rudder

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