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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.


1960


Autographed Photograph of Morgantown native Don Knotts (1924-2006) as Barney Fife on The Andy Griffith Show

Passes
Delegate Pass, Democratic National Convention

Passes
Delegate Pass, Democratic National Convention

Button
Forward With Kennedy Button

Button
For President John F. Kennedy Button

Button
Our Next President, JFK Button

Button
Kennedy For President Button

Postcard
Postcard of the Yeager Bridge on the West Virginia Turnpike

Plate
Centennial Plate, Homer Laughlin China Company, Newell

Centennial Medal, Silver

Wall Hanging
Centennial Wall Hanging by Barbara Dorothy Thompson of Davis, who learned the process at Arthurdale in the 1930s

Bust
Booker T. Washington, Carved by Richard Cecchini, Rushmore Mahogany Granite


President John F. Kennedy at West Virginia’s Centennial Celebration, June 20, 1963

Sticker
Centennial Bumper Sticker

Folder
Plastic Centennial Folder

Bottle
Centennial Hundred Glass Bottle

Decal
Centennial Decal

Decal
Centennial Sticker


Centennial License Plate, Sold Exclusively by Lions International to Raise Funds For Medical Eye Treatments

Decal
Centennial License Patch

Decal
Centennial Shirt Button

Glass
Glass Brandy Snifter, Lewis County Glass Company, Jane Lew

Record
Doc Williams Family Sacred Album

Cup
President and Mrs. Kennedy Loving Cup, Morgantown Glassware Guild

Cyrus Roberts Vance, Secretary of The Army


Press Photo, Jennings Randolph, American Politician from West Virginia


1970

Lantern
Electric Lantern, Kaiser Aluminum Safety Cup Award

Ski Poles
Skis Poles


West Virginia Science and Culture Center

Quarter
West Virginia New River Gorge Bridge U.S. Quarter Dollar Coin

Personality Trading Card for Peter Marshall


Mountain Fiddler, U.S. Senator Robert Byrd

The Good Earth, Pearl S. Buck

degree
Morris Harvey College Bachelor’s Degree

Book
Everything In Its Path:  Destruction Of Community In The Buffalo Creek Flood, Kai T. Erikson

U.S. Postage West Virginia Commemorative Stamp, First Day of Issue  

Glass
Paperweight, Jennings Bonnell, Princess House Glass Factory, Weston

Glass
Paperweight, Ron Hinkle, Princess House Glass Factory, Weston


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