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Covered Bridges of West Virginia
February 20, 2014

On February 20, 2014, Terry Lively will present “Covered Bridges of West Virginia” at the Thursday evening lecture in the Archives and History Library in the Culture Center in Charleston. The program will begin at 6:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Lively will discuss the state's seventeen remaining covered bridges and show a 15-to-20-minute video with highlights from her new documentary West Virginia Covered Bridges. She also will discuss the production process. “Covered bridges take us back to a simpler time and I wanted to take this opportunity to tell the stories of these transportation treasures,’ said Terry Lively, award-winning filmmaker and artist, of her latest video production. Among the surviving bridges are the widely known one at Philippi, the state’s oldest extant covered bridge built in 1852, and one at Barrackville, built a year later.

Terry Lively is the owner/president of Vandalia Productions, LLC. She holds a master’s degree in media studies from West Virginia State University and has served as adjunct faculty since 2006. From 1985 to 2010, she worked for the West Virginia Department of Transportation, where she was responsible for production of the documentary Crossings: Bridge Building in West Virginia (2006) and book (2009), both of which received first place Crystal Awards from the West Virginia Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.

For planning purposes, participants are encouraged to register for the lecture, but advance registration is not required to attend. To register in advance, contact Robert Taylor, library manager, by e-mail or at (304) 558-0230, ext. 163. Participants interested in registering by e-mail should send their name, telephone number and the name and date of the session. For additional information, contact the Archives and History Library at (304) 558-0230.

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