Saturday
October
19
One Day Only
October 19, 2019

The West Virginia Independence Hall Foundation will present a “Spirits from the Past” program at 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 19th at West Virginia Independence Hall, 1528 Market Street. Costumed actors portraying “spirits” from Wheeling history will dramatically recount true events that have occurred in the city over the years. As is fitting for the Halloween season, the tales will include a murder, a disaster, reported hauntings, and a robbery (with some humorous details). Each of the four presentations (one on each floor of the building) will be approximately ten to fifteen minutes long. Seating will be provided at each location and light refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the event. This event is a fundraiser for the WVIH Foundation.

The spirit of Archibald Campbell, the historic editor of the Intelligencer newspaper (portrayed by Tim Thompson) will describe the horrific Wheeling Wharf explosion of 1853; Robert “Doc” Poole, (portrayed by Walt Warren) will explain the gruesome murder of Adam Buch; weird occurrences said to have happened around Tunnel Green will be recounted by “Annie Greenteeth” (portrayed by Judi Hendrickson); and the spirits of two unknown thieves, (portrayed by Dave Clutter and Dave Barnett), will describe the attempted robbery of more than 1 million dollars from the Custom House safe during the Civil War.

The program is not recommended for children 12 and under.

Admission is $10 per person and reservations by October 15th are strongly suggested since attendance will be limited. Your check will confirm your reservation. To make reservations call Judi Hendrickson at 304-232-5903. Please make your checks out to the West Virginia Independence Hall Foundation and mail them to Judi Hendrickson, 1 Woodlawn Court, Wheeling, WV 26003.