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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.

 

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1920

Rifle
Model 1893 Lever Action Caliber 30-30 Rifle, Savage Arms Company, Used by Jim Vance Jr. at the Battle of Blair Mountain

Ammunition
Ammunition from the Battle of Blair Mountain


Clear Food Color Glass Bottle, Owens Bottle Company, Charleston


Clear Medicine Glass Bottle, Owens Bottle Company, Charleston

Radio
Atwater-Kent Radio, Philadelphia

Lunch Bucket
Miner’s Lunch Bucket

Light
Masthead Light from USS West Virginia

Tampion
16-inch Tampion for a Main Battery Cannon on the USS West Virginia

Vase
Mosaic Inlaid Fan Vase, Fenton Art Glass Company, Williamstown

Can
Union Carbide, Calcium Carbide Can

Vase
Threaded Diamond Optic Vase, Blenko Glass Company, Milton

Baton
Wheeling Symphony Baton Presented to Governor Joe Manchin

Mirror
Governor’s Mansion Mirror

1930

Mound
Colortone Postcard of the South Charleston  Mound

Terror of the Tug Play Script

Model
Mountain State Forest Festival Model A Matchbox Truck

Patch
Civilian Conservation Corps Uniform Patch

Patch
Civilian Conservation Corps Uniform Patch

Patch
Civilian Conservation Corps Belt Buckle

Pillow
Civilian Conservation Corps Pillow that Belonged to Ralph Matz, Company 1522, Clifftop

Cup
Porcelain Souvenir Cup from the Capitol

Brochure for the 5th Annual Mountain State Forest Festival, Elkins

Collage and Acrylic, Songs of the Ancients, Grace Martin Taylor

Ink Drawing, Figure Group, Grace Martin Taylor

1932 State Capitol Clock 


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