CLAYSVILLE - ”A Civil War Christmas" is the theme of this year's annual Christmas program at the Claysville Church.
The program is presented by the Mineral County Historical Society and takes place on Sunday, Nov. 26, at 2 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

CLAYSVILLE - ”A Civil War Christmas" is the theme of this year's annual Christmas program at the Claysville Church. 
The program is presented by the Mineral County Historical Society and takes place on Sunday, Nov. 26, at 2 p.m.  It is free and open to the public.
Narrators and re-enactors will reflect upon the war and its impact on the celebration of Christmas for both sides in the conflict. There will be stories from the point of view of soldiers as well as their families, punctuated by congregational singing and a candlelight service.
Historical Society officers will serve as narrators, along with local Civil War re-enactors Leah Myers and Brian Hammons.
The church will be traditionally decorated for the occasion, and those who attend are welcome to come in period attire.
The historic Claysville Church is located at the intersection of U.S. Route 50 and State Route 93.  It was built around 1850 and played a vital role throughout the Civil War, opening its doors to both northern and southern sympathizers.
Today the church is owned and maintained by the Mineral County Historical Society as a local historic landmark. It is also available as a venue for special events such as weddings and baptisms.
The annual Christmas program at Claysville has been a local holiday tradition for nearly two decades.