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The Lazy Days of Summer

Summertime evokes fond memories of family vacations, reunions, and picnics. Most West Virginians can recall a warm, pleasant afternoon spent at the park or at one of the state's many fairs and festivals.

As you look at this picnic setting from the early 1900s, think about how some things have changed, and how many things have remained the same. Also, see how much trivia you know about various summertime-related topics. As you click on the questions below, you'll get the answers and learn a bit more about the artifacts displayed.

Picnic exhibit photo
Click the above image to get a larger view (200K) of our exhibit from Summer 2001 and see some information about the artifacts displayed.