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Nine of these markers are placed in the residential historic districts of Bluefield.  The Bluefield seal is located at the top of the markers.

The Bluefield Garden Tour, when scheduled, showcases the gardens of several Bluefield homes.   Many of these homes are on the National Register of Historic Places.  A caterer usually showcases food at each site and special music is usually provided at some homes.  Tickets are sold in advance and on the day of the tour.

Click here to see a photo album of Bluefield

The Bluefield Beautification Commission is sponsoring a GARDEN TOUR Saturday, August 8, 2015.  The garden tours are from 2PM to 5PM.  The GARDEN PARTY is from 5PM to 7:30 PM.  Tickets are $25.00 per person in advance or $30.00 per person the day of the tour, and are available at the Greater Bluefield Chamber of Commerce.

July 13, 2015

Dear Members and Contributors,

The Bluefield Historical Society annual social will meet at the home of Dan and Connie Shortridge, 2213 Mountain View Avenue, on Monday, August 3, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.

We have printed 5,000 more of our Historic Homes brochure and the Mercer County Convention and Visitors Bureau will be distributing them.  This will make a total of 30,000 that have been printed.  The historic marker for Scott Street Baptist Church, 1890, has been installed.  The markers for First Presbyterian Church, 1889, and Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1895, have been ordered and will probably be in place by July.

Thanks  go out to Don Williams who continues to update our website and to John Harmon, Wythe Welding Company, who has donated the poles for our historic markers.  Dan Shortridge did the gilding on our markers to brighten the lettering.  Gail Satterfield has helped along with the city workers to install the plaques.

We hope to see you at the annual meeting.  Please return your membership form, or you can pay your dues at the meeting.  The $10.00 membership is per person.  Please consider an extra donation to help with our projects for the city as this has been our only way of raising money.  We thank all of our members for their donations and especially the generous donations of some of our members.

Donít forget the garden tour on August 8th sponsored by the Bluefield Beautification Commission.  Six gardens and tablescapes will be featured.  The tour is also promoted with an article and pictures in WV Living Magazine, Summer 15 issue.  See the TV ad for the garden tour on

Anyone who would like to bring an appetizer may do so.  We had a wonderful array of food last year.  Drinks will be provided.  Check our our website.

Yours truly,

Terry Whittington, President

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Second Monday of January, April, July, and October if there is business to be addressed.  Please notify the secretary for the location of the next meeting.

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