November 23, 2010
The West Virginia Archives and History section of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History will present the second annual showcase of its unique collections on Monday, Dec. 6, from 7 - 9 p.m., at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston. Refreshments will be served in the Great Hall. The event and reception are free and the public is invited to attend. The library will close at 5 p.m., and reopen for the showcase only.
Visitors will have the exceptional opportunity to see old photographs, distinctive books and manuscripts, newspapers, Civil War documents and West Virginia Civil War medals.
There also will be genealogy tools, musical selections, slide shows and clips from the audio and video archives. Visitors can also take “behind-the-scene” tours of Archives resources.
“Archives and History staff is delighted to once again display some of the more fascinating items in our collections, particularly those relating to the Civil War and West Virginia statehood,” said Joe Geiger, director of archives and history. “This event is also an opportunity to express our gratitude for the support of our loyal patrons.”
For more information, contact Robert Taylor, library manager for archives and history, at (304) 558-0230, ext. 163, or by e-mail at email@example.com.
With the leadership of the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts, Kay Goodwin, cabinet secretary, the West Virginia Division of Culture and History brings together the state’s past, present and future through programs and services in the areas of archives and history, the arts, historic preservation and museums. Its administrative offices, led by Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith, are located at the Culture Center in the State Capitol Complex in Charleston, which also houses the state archives and state museum. The Culture Center is West Virginia’s official showcase for the arts. The agency also operates a network of museums and historic sites across the state. For more information about the Division’s programs, visit www.wvculture.org. The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
There are two photographs from the State Archives attached.
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Undated picture of a seated man with bandaged finger, gun across lap and a concertina. West Virginia State Archives, John Edward Kenna Collection.
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Archives and History Library patrons look at World War I and World War II posters, old photographs, magazines, signatures of presidents, and more during the 2009 Archives Showcase.