On Thursday, August 22, 2013, in celebration of 200 years of West Virginia glass, “Six Voices: Six Short Stories about West Virginia Glass” will be presented 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.
During the presentation, six people will explain their divergent perspectives on West Virginia glass and how they came to connect with it. Each presenter will share one object that is symbolic of his or her story. The six presenters will be Millie Coty of Williamstown, who will discuss growing up in a glass town; Dave Bush of Weston, who will focus on teaching the children of glassworkers; Dane “Woody” Moore of Jane Lew, the manager of a glass factory; Dottie Daugherty of Huntington, who inherited a passion for collecting glass; Dean Six of Cairo, who grew up around glass and has been the executive director of the West Virginia Museum of American Glass since 1996; and Tom Felt of Clarksburg, who moved to West Virginia because of glass.
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.
West Virginia Archives and History Workshops/Lectures