Locals celebrate "Beckley Day" at WildWood House


Sunday was a beautiful day to celebrate the founder of Beckley, and in his very own home.

A ceremony honored Alfred Beckley today in his WildWood House Museum on Eisenhower Drive. City residents toured his home in remembrance of his life and ate lunch together in his backyard.

"When John Beckley, Alfred's father, came over here was no older than some of these children. He was an indentured servant when he came over from England. He then became the first librarian of Congress and the first clerk in the House of Delegates in colonial times. So these children hear that and they realize they can grow to great heights," said Cindy Worley, WildWood volunteer.

Beckley's home has been here since 1835 and features inside of it: historically-costumed dolls and Raleigh County's 1st ever piano.

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