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Online Exhibits


Exhibits in a physical space like a museum may come and go, but online they can live longer. Here you will find online components of our museum exhibits, additional information about our exhibits and artifacts, and exhibits that won't exist anywhere but here.


rendering of West Virginia Independence Hall
A State of Convenience chronicles the creation of the state.


Flag, bugle and whistle from USS West Virginia
The USS West Virginia

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History presents here two on-line exhibits about BB-48.


Buffalo Creek commemorates one of the deadliest floods in U.S. history, which occurred thirty years ago in southern West Virginia.

"Celebrating Lives: A Glimpse At African-Americans in West Virginia" is a photographic exhibit that displays more than one hundred images of African-American life in the Mountain State.

Sign for the Henrietta Marie exhibit
A Slave Ship Speaks:
The Wreck of the Henrietta Marie

A walk-through of the exhibit, how it was made, and a teacher's manual

State Capitol under construction
Shaping the Capitol Complex

After the capitol fire of January 1921, the State of West Virginia entered into an agreement with architect Cass Gilbert to design and construct a new capitol, which was completed in 1932.
Picnic scene
The Lazy Days of Summer

Take this quiz about West Virginia's summertime-related topics.

Men sitting on a curb
The Omar Project: Not a Simple Story
An exhibit of twenty black and white photographs of everyday life in Omar, Logan County, along with background information. These photographs were taken in 1935 and 1938 by photographers who were employed by the federal government under President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal programs.

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