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Museum in the Park at Chief Logan State Park expands hours

5/10/2006

The Museum in the Park at Chief Logan State Park is expanding its operating hours for the summer to 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday, effective immediately. The museum is closed Monday and Tuesday. The special summer hours will continue through Sept. 3.

The Museum in the Park is a regional cultural center showcasing the best in West Virginia history and the arts. It features changing exhibits and displays of artwork and historical items from the collections of the West Virginia State Museum and State Archives. One area of the museum is dedicated to local and regional history.

Current exhibits include West Virginia Quilts: A Tradition of Excellence, which features award-winning quilts from the West Virginia State Museum collection, loaned quilts from local collections and art objects by West Virginia artists; Dehue . . . A Special Place, a comprehensive exhibit created by West Virginia University and former Dehue resident Dolores Riggs Davis, which examines many aspects of coal camp life, including the business of coal mining and the social aspects of a coal camp community; Remembering Buffalo Creek, which presents artifacts relevant to the Buffalo Creek flood; Looking at Logan: Black History, an exhibit from the collection of local black historian and president of the Aracoma High School Historical Society, Claude Williams; and Ron Moxley Collection: Native American Artifacts, which includes a nutting stone found in Chief Logan State Park, less than a mile from the museum. The late Moxley was a local archaeologist and teacher at Man High School. Artifacts from this exhibit are on loan from the Shawnee Trail Associates Inc.

Museum in the Park is operated and maintained by the West Virginia Division of Culture and History and is located four miles north of Logan on West Virginia Route 10 at Chief Logan State Park.

For more information, contact Adam Hodges, cultural program coordinator for the site, at (304) 792-7229, or by e-mail at adam.hodges@wvculture.org.

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History, an agency of the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts, brings together the state’s past, present and future through programs and services in the areas of archives and history, the arts, historic preservation and museums. Visit the Division’s website at www.wvculture.org for more information about programs of the Division. The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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