In keeping with Governor Joe Manchin III’s memorandum, the West Virginia Division of Culture and History will close its five museums, historic sites and administrative office locations from Dec. 24 - 25, and from Dec. 31 - Jan. 1, 2008, for the holiday season. This includes the Cultural Center at the State Capitol Complex in Charleston, which houses the state archives library, the state museum and administrative offices. Normal operating hours at the Cultural Center of 9 a.m. - 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday, and noon - 6 p.m. Sunday will be in effect from Dec. 26 - 30, and beginning Jan. 2, 2008. The Archives Library is closed on Sundays.
Other locations to be closed on Dec. 24 - 25, and Dec. 31 - Jan 1, 2008, include West Virginia Independence Hall in Wheeling, Ohio County; Grave Creek Mound Archaeology Complex in Moundsville, Marshall County; The Jenkins Plantation Museum in Green Bottom, Cabell County; and Museum in the Park in Logan, Logan County. These four sites will resume their normal operating hours from Dec. 26 - 30, and beginning Jan. 2, 2008.
For more information, contact Jacqueline Proctor, deputy commissioner for the Division, at (304) 558-0220.
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History, an agency of the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts, 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 are located at the Cultural Center in the State Capitol Complex in Charleston, which also houses the state archives and state museum. The Cultural 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.
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