July 25, 2012
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Division of Culture and History will unveil a new exhibit, “The Oil and Gas Industry: West Virginia’s Gift to the World,” on Friday, July 27, 2012, at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston.
The exhibit honoring West Virginia’s leading role in the country’s oil and gas industry will feature “visible” gasoline pumps with clear glass cylinders, antique oil drums and “yellow dog” lanterns, so named because their two burning wicks resemble a dog’s glowing eyes at night.
Other items on display will include a vintage Pennzoil gas-station sign, wooden and glass oil cans, drilling tools and a double-piston oil pump, all from the collections of the West Virginia State Museum, the State Archives, the Oil and Gas Museum in Parkersburg, and Columbia Gas.
Admission is free.
For more information about the exhibit, contact Charles Morris, director of museums, at (304) 558-0220.
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History is an agency within the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts with Kay Goodwin, Cabinet Secretary. The Division, led by Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith, brings together the past, present and future through programs and services focusing on archives and history, arts, historic preservation and museums. For more information about the Division’s programs, events and sites, visit www.wvculture.org. The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.