Summersville will celebrate the state's sesquicentennial with an official lighthouse dedication and lighting ceremony today.
Downtown celebrations are from 2 to 10:30 p.m. The lighthouse ceremony is from 4 to 8 p.m. with the first lighting at 7 p.m.
Other festivities include Civil War re-enactments, historic portrayals of Mary Todd Lincoln and Robert E. Lee, children's games, a costume contest, concessions, Appalachian dancing and a special birthday cake.
The Davisson Brothers Band will perform at 8 p.m. at the City Building stage. A fireworks display is scheduled for 10 p.m.
For more information, visit www.summersvillecvb.com or call 304-872-3722.