Treasure hunt scheduled for May 30 in Buchanan

Published 9:34 am Friday, May 22, 2015

The Buchanan Preservation Society is offering a “treasure hunt” at Pears Mill dedicated to discovering some of downtown Buchanan’s interesting architectural features.

It will take place Saturday, May 30.

Photos of the “treasures” will be provided to each person or team, with a map showing the boundaries of the area where the “pieces and parts” of downtown can be found.

The hunt begins at 10:30 at Pears Mill. Contestants will have two hours to find and identify the 20 elements.

First, second and third place prizes will be awarded to the contestants or teams that return before 12:30 p.m. with the elements located and identified correctly.

All ages are welcome and teamwork is encouraged. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

The event is sponsored by the Buchanan Preservation Society, with assistance from Buchanan’s Downtown Development Authority and media sponsorship from WVPE. This event is free, but registration is required.

To register, send an email with your name, the event name and date, and a contact phone number to:

For additional information about this event and other Summer at Pears Mill programs, visit

The Buchanan Preservation Society (BPS) is a 501c3 non-profit volunteer organization with members in the Buchanan area, and was organized to preserve and encourage historic preservation. Known primarily for its role in preserving and operating Pears Mill for public visitation, its mission also includes residential, commercial and industrial neighborhoods and their environments; specific buildings and structures; and historic and genealogical records and objects. The BPS often partners with other community organizations in this work.