In this issue read about The Arts Fund Grant recipients and Arts Walk Fall 2018.
The History museum will be open and will be showing it's paintings by longtime Morgantown High art teacher Sally McClain. Also the Toney Pietro exhibit and Volkswagen exhibit for children will be showing.
Charlene Marshall will do us the honor of hosting a program and reception on The African American Experience in Morgantown During the Years of Segregation. She will share her personal knowledge, research and collection of historic photographs. We welcome this rare opportunity and urge our community to join us.
9/28/2018 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. The History Museum will exhibit Morgantown native and professional photographer William Courtney's photographs during the event and also paintings of Sally McClain, longtime Morgantown High School art teacher and muralist. This year’s ARTS WALK, sponsored by Greater Morgantown Convention and Visitors Bureau, Main Street Morgantown, Monongalia Arts Center (MAC) and Arts Monongahela, will take place on Friday, September 28, 2018 in downtown Morgantown. Arts Mon, MAC and Appalachian Gallery are information points for the Arts Walk– you can get the inside scoop on where the artists are and what’s happening downtown. Arts Mon is located next to Huntington Bank on the corner of High Street and Pleasant Street. Monongalia Arts Center is easy to find, on the corner of High Street and Kirk Street and Appalachian Galley in on Walnut Street across for the parking garage. Participating businesses and places with artists are marked by lit tiki torches. Plan the perfect Friday night. From 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. you can stroll through over forty downtown businesses and see artwork from local artists. As you stroll through downtown collect four fantastic bookmarks featuring Morgantown Area Artists. These artists are culture-makers who challenge the status quo and advance our region’s Arts… plus they are your neighbors. You can find them at Arts Monongahela, MAC, the Main Street Offices and pretty much every other business downtown! Enjoy music at numerous locations and a variety of unique dining choices.
Where: Lakeview Resort (Cheat Lake) Date: August 2, 2018 (Thursday) Time: 6:00pm - 9pm Event Includes: Food Tasting and Judging from Morgantown professional chefs, representing fine Morgantown restaurants. There will be a cash bar; auction; music by Jenny Wilson Trio. This is the Best Chef Cook-Off VI - all the previous cook-off events were very successful and a great deal of fun ---for the particpants - and the competing chefs.Cost: $30 per ticket. Make your reservation now to reserve your seats at this popular event.Tickets can be purchased soon at the Morgantown History Museum, 175 High Street, Morgantown, WV. Or call for further information: 304-319-1800.
The exhibit "Thoney Pietro: A Morgantown Visionary" will be open for viewing thru the spring season. We also have many displays from Sterling Faucet, Morgan Shirt, Local printers, Glass factories, mines, theatres, and many former businesses.
The museum staff has just finished uploading over 50 videos of events that we have had over the years to our Youtube channel. You can access it directly from our web site by clicking on our Youtube logo at the bottom of our web page or search for Morgantown WV History Museum in Youtube.
From 10 am – 2 pm kids will converge in downtown for the blockbuster event, with over 60 registered local business and non-profit participants. Kids of all ages can play games, learn about safety, receive goodies from area businesses, make crafts, and experience the giant sand box. Also enjoy live entertainment throughout the duration of the event. So kids (and parents!), you are officially booked on Saturday, July 21, 2018 for non-stop fun at MedExpress Kids Day in downtown Morgantown. When Sat Jul 21, 2018 10am – 2pm Eastern Time Where Historic Downtown Morgantown, WV (map)
We just posted a new video about Paul Poling, Jr. telling about his father working for the M & K (Morgantown & Kingwood) railroad back in the day. Go to our Youtube site: Here
The Reception for Morgantown History Museums Christmas/Holiday: Traditions exhibit will be held this Saturday, December 2, 2017 at noon-4 PM. Holiday refreshments & Music by: Dan Cunningham, Morgantown Tunesmith.
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The Cox House had been the home of DORSEY & KIGER INC. REALTORS since October 15, 1972. This stately brick residence was built in 1896 for the Dr. James A. Cox family by Mr. C. C. Donley, contractor. The estate of Vaughn Kiger has donated commissioned architectural Christmas ornaments to benefit The Friends of the Morgantown History Museum. These ornaments will be for sale at the museum to the general public for a donation of $20.00.
July 11 – August 6, 2016; Exhibit: The Hatfields & McCoys: American Blood Feud Traveling Exhibit; Receptions: July 15, 7-9pm and July 16, 2016, 12-2pm. Receptions will feature popular southern foods and music by Morgantown’s singing troubadour Dan Cunningham, songwriter and performer. This exhibit was developed and supported by the West Virginia Humanities Council, Charleston, WV.
July 23, 2016, Saturday, 10-4pm; Exhibit: Don Knotts: MEMORIES. This exhibit was researched and developed by Pamela Ball in 2007, and then expanded in 2008. Reception: 12-3:00pm
July 24th, Sunday, 1-3pm, Meet and Greet, Karen Knotts (daughter of the late Don Knotts), Morgantown History Museum Vandalia Bronze, in conjuction with The City of Morgantown, Main Street Morgantown, and the Convention and Vistors Bureau will unveil the long awaited Don Knotts Statue. Karen Knotts, the daughter of the superstar actor will perform her comedy show immediately after the ceremony. Here is Karen's web site also. http://karenknotts.com The Don Knotts statue ceremony is going to take place Saturday, July 23, 2016, 10AM at the Metropolitan theater, Morgantown West Virginia, Dad's hometown! I will be there to do my show, ''A Deputy's Daughter' at 11:30 AM inside the Met theater. The event is entirely FREE ! For more info about hotels, etc. contact Kay Fanok: 304-292-5081, ext 813 or 800-458-7373