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P.O. Box 227
Beverly, West Virginia,26253
Historic Beverly Preservation is the non-profit organization dedicated to the restoration, heritage and preservation of historic Beverly. HBP has provided the manpower and financial support, in partnership with the Beverly Historic Landmarks Commission and wit... more.
Rich Mountain Battlefield Foundation
Oklahoma City University
PAWV: The 2007 Annual Conference Schedule
Convener: Phyllis Baxter, executive director, Appalachian Forest Heritage Area, Elkins, WV
Preservation Alliance Annual Meeting - Phyllis Baxter, president Keynote Speech Scottish Rite Cathedral (83 Fourteenth Street, 5th Floor) Phyllis Baxter Convener - Phyllis Baxter Phyllis Baxter, President of Preservation Alliance of West Virginia, has been involved in preservation and heritage tourism for more than 15 years. She is Executive Director of Appalachian Forest Heritage Area -- an 18-county heritage tourism initiative in the highlands of West Virginia and western Maryland. She is also President of Historic Beverly Preservation and Treasurer of Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike Alliance. Baxter holds a MA in American History from University of
PAWV : Conference Speakers 2004
Phyllis Baxter holds a public history certificate from WVU, and has over thirteen years experience working with community organizations including Rich Mountain Battlefield Foundation, Historic Beverly Preservation, and Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike Alliance.
She is a co-coordinator for the Appalachian Forest Heritage Area project. A long-time PAWV board member, she is currently President of PAWV.
Elkins, West Virginia - Historic Sites, National Landmarks
Phyllis Baxter, President
Phyllis Baxter is a public historian with a history degree from Oklahoma City University, an MA in American History from University of Texas at Austin and a Certificate in Public History from West Virginia University. A resident of Randolph County since 1979, she began her preservation career as a founding member of Rich Mountain Battlefield Foundation in 1991. She is executive director and AmeriCorps program director for the regional heritage tourism initiative Appalachian Forest Heritage Area. Phyllis is President of Historic Beverly Preservation and the Beverly Historic Landmark Commission, working to develop Randolph County's original county seat as a tourism destination, and was instrumental in the designation of the Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike National Scenic Byway recognizing this historic route across the width of West Virginia. She is an active member of C-HOPE in Randolph County preservation non-profit and of the Randolph County Historical Society. She is past president and current treasurer of the statewide Preservation Alliance of West Virginia and has worked to develop a statewide cultural heritage development program. She is co-author with Donald L. Rice of "Historic Beverly, A Guidebook", and has served as interpretive team member in developing the Rich Mountain interpretive signs, the Beverly Heritage Center exhibits, and the Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike driving guidebook. She lives in a historic house on Summit Street in Elkins with her husband Peter, and has two grown children.
"Our living history this year offers diverse and exciting opportunities for people to connect with many different eras of the past," said Phyllis Baxter, president of Historic Beverly Preservation and one of the organizers of Beverly Heritage Days.
"Our timeline event is meant to bring a variety of different historical presentations and activities to appeal to many different interests," explained Baxter.
"We are so excited to see the IOOF Community Room project nearing completion, to be available as a resource for both heritage tourism and community activities," Phyllis Baxter, president of Historic Beverly Preservation, said.
"We look forward to this great historic building being an asset for the Beverly community for years to come," Baxter said.