Exhibits

exhibitsExhibits in the Museum are designed to interpret the warm mineral springs and their impact on the history and culture of the area. They are housed on the second floor of the Roman Bath House and are created by volunteers who research the topic, prepare materials and collect artifacts. There are freestanding individual pieces and temporary exhibits as well as the following permanent ones.

Exhibits in chronological order: (Click on images to view enlargements )

Geology of the Berkeley Springs:
Includes relief map and quartz crystals
Native Americans — 8500 years of Local History:
Tools, arrowheads, and locator map
James Rumsey, Steamboat Inventor:
Includes patents, letters and locator map

Click on image to view Rumsey Exhibit Manual

Formation of the Town:
Lord Fairfax, original lot owners and law forming Bath

Click on image to view Town Exhibit Manual

Host to History: Hotels, Inns and Ordinaries 1775-1905
Includes locator map, photographs and artifacts
Delights of Berkeley:
More than a dozen sketches by Porte Crayon
Bathing at Bath:
Historic swimsuits, photos and a sit-up steam cabinet
H.H. Hunter:
Superintendent Bath Square, Architect/Builder, Inventor, Prospector. Includes furniture and inventions
Tomato Festival: 1938-41
News clippings, artifacts
Bottling the Berkeley Springs:
Artifacts including bottle cappers and signs
Purity of the Spring Water:
Chemical analysis charts, cups and hand pump
Trustees of the Berkeley Springs:
Artifacts from Washington Elm
Pure Silica for Glass:
Silica products and photographs
Fires of Berkeley Springs:
Map, fire images and artifacts

Click on image to view Fires Exhibit Manual

Museum of the Berkeley Springs • PO Box 99 • Berkeley Springs WV 25411