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WV-150 Sesquicentennial Exhibit

The WV-150 Sesquicentennial Exhibit celebrates our statehood from 1860 to the present with an eclectic collection of West Virginia artifacts and art.
Many of the suggestions for what to showcase in the exhibit came from West Virginians who offered suggestions throughout last year.


If you would like to view a larger photo of one of the images please just click on the photo on this page.


Lumber company
West Virginia Stories and Biographies, Charles Henry Ambler

Bed Post
Maple Bed Post Made by Meadow River Lumber Company, Rainelle

Anna Marie Jarvis (1864-1948) Oil Portrait by John Hudkins

Lumber company
Stamp, Shoe Heels, Miniature Baseball Bat, Metal Seal from Meadow River Lumber Company, Rainelle

Kelly Axe
Kelly Vulcan Axe, Charleston

Spring on the Mountain Road,
Fayette County, Blanche Barger Preston

State Flower
West Virginia’s State Flower – The Rhododendron

State Flower
Rhododendron Print by Chuck Ripper

Frosted Water Lily and Cattail Pattern Pitcher and Tumbler, Fenton Art Glass Company, Williamstown

A Good People Doing A Good Thing Pinch Reunion Reaches 100, George Daugherty, GOLDENSEAL 2001

Employee Badge, Weirton Steel Company

The Weirton Steel Bulletin – Vol. 1, No. 1


Postcard Sternwheeler Steamboat Royal on the Ohio River near Wheeling

Mail Pouch Tobacco Sign Painted on a Model Barn

Marsh Wheeling Stogie Cigars

The Mine War 1912 – 1913 Cabin Creek & Paint Creek
, Dale Payne

Postcard Sternwheeler Steamboat City of Wheeling

Artillery Projectile Propelled by Bags of Nitrocellulose Powder, World War I

Gravely Tractor Model L, Made in Dunbar

Piece of Glass Cullet from Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Company, Charleston

LOF News Views, Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Company, Charleston

Women’s Suffrage Pin

Carr China Company Sign

Sugar Bowl
Covered China Sugar Bowl, Carr China Company

Hollow Ware
Hollow Ware, Akro Agate Company, Clarksburg

Airplane Propeller

4-H pitcher
4-H Pitcher, The D.E. McNicol Pottery Company, Clarksburg

Matewan Before The Massacre,
Rebecca J. Bailey

1860 | 1870 | 1880 | 1890 | 1900 | 1910 | 1920 | 1930 | 1940 | 1950 | 1960 | 1970 | 1980 | 1990 | 2000 | 2010