February 13, 2014
Come celebrate the Eighteenth Annual West Virginia History Day on Thursday, February 13, 2014. The event will be held at the West Virginia State Capitol Complex during the 2nd session of the 81st West Virginia Legislature. West Virginia History Day is officially designated by the West Virginia Archives and History Commission as a special day to recognize the state’s rich and varied history. Other co-sponsors of the event are Friends of Culture and History, Mining Your History Foundation, Preservation Alliance of West Virginia, Inc., West Virginia Association of Museums, West Virginia Historical Society, West Virginia Humanities Council, and West Virginia Division of Culture and History.
Please make note of these important dates:
December 31, 2013. – Deadline for submission of the History Hero Nomination Form. Must be postmarked or hand-delivered to Archives and History by that date.
A list of History Hero recipients from previous years is available at http://www.wvculture.org/history/historyheroalpha.html.
January 22, 2014. – Deadline for submission of the Display Space Reservation Form.
Interactive PDFs of these forms are available on the Archives and History Web site:
|History Hero Nomination Form|
|Display Space Reservation Form|
You may submit the completed PDF of the Display Space Reservation Form electronically by e-mail. You should save the completed form to your computer first and then e-mail it as an attachment.. The online History Hero Nomination Form cannot be submitted electronically and must be printed out, signed, and delivered by hand or by regular mail via the Post Office or other postal carrier.
In completing the Display Space Reservation Form, remember to mark if you need electricity or WiFi. The availability of these resources is limited to certain areas of the capitol rotunda, and assignments are made on a first come, first served basis. Also please check one of the table options. General Services has informed us that another entity (in addition to the radio station) will occupy one of the alcoves in the rotunda well area, which for History Day use means loss of not only a few table spaces but also access to one electrical outlet.
Also regarding the Display Space Reservation Form, in addition to organization name, we must have the name, complete mailing address, and phone number for your organization’s contact person. We are required to provide this information to General Services before History Day.
We will send notification of receipt of these forms to the contact person. It will be sent by e-mail if the contact person provided an e-mail address and by regular mail if an e-mail address is not given. If you do not hear from us within two weeks of sending your form(s), contact us immediately. That likely means we have not received any form(s) from you!
If you have questions, please contact Mary Johnson by e-mail or at (304) 558-0230.
We look forward to a great History Day in 2014!
West Virginia Archives and History