MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The Berkeley County 250th Commemoration Committee is inviting the public to attend the Grand Opening and reception for its Discover Berkeley History Exhibit on December 31 at the Martinsburg Public Library.

Director of the Berkeley County Office of Strategic Planning & Communications Matthew Umstead is spearheading the 250th Commemoration Committee.
“We’re looking forward to that celebration coming up on New Year’s Eve,” Umstead says. “Come down for the Apple Drop, but stop by the exhibit – check out the grand opening reception at the library December 31st.”

The historic display is described as an opportunity to travel through time with a series of exhibits illustrating the county’s “rich history from the times of Morgan Morgan and Adam Stephen to the arrival of the B&O Railroad, clash of the Civil War and flourishing booms of agriculture, orchards and textile industry.”

It’s no coincidence that the grand opening kicks off at 2:50 p.m. ahead of the evening’s Apple Drop celebration Friday in Martinsburg.