Our Spring/Summer 2019 Newsletter is now posted on this web site under the news tab.

In this issue read about The Welsh May Day display currently showing at the museum and recent events.


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MEDEXPRESS KIDS DAY 2019

The History Museum will once again be participating in the Kids Day event. Bring your child in for fun at the museum and history learning. July 20, 2019 10am - 2pm Join us for the 32nd Annual MedExpress Kids Day Kids Day 2019 Guide for your review 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 20, 2019 for non-stop fun at MedExpress Kids Day in downtown Morgantown. Important Information: Information booths are stationed at Citizens Bank (265 High Street). Public restrooms are available at the Morgantown Public Safety Building (300 Spruce Street) and at Morgantown Public Library (373


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SAVE THE DATE FOR 2019 BEST CHEF

Mark your calendar for the annual Best Chef contest. Only 200 tickets sold for this very popular Morgantown event.


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A celebration of the Folk Tales of the Granny Women of Wales and Appalachia, MAY 3 & 4TH, 2019

Join us Friday evening at the museum beginning at 5:30 for the reception and exhibit opening at 175 Kirk Street and at the Monongalia Arts Center at 111 High Street


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Museum to participate in Chocolate Lovers Day April 27, 2019

Event will take place Rain or Shine Main Street Morgantown is hosting its 19th Annual Chocolate Lovers’ Day on April 27, 2019. Chocolate Lovers’ Day will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Downtown and Historic Wharf Downtown of Morgantown, WV. Chocolate Lovers’ Day is a one-day chocolate extravaganza inviting the public to indulge themselves in an array of chocolate creations. For only $5 per person, registrants may sample tasty chocolate treats at each business. On Chocolate Lovers’ Day, registration will begin at 11:00 a.m. at Monongalia Arts Center (107 High St., beside Hotel Morgan), Tanner’s Alley (416 High St.), Arts Monongahela (201 High St.), beside Huntington Bank and Morgantown Public Library (373 Spruce Street). Registration will end at 2:30pm.


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DAR to host reception honoring Mrs. Anna King Hess

Mark your calendar for March 30th 2-4PM! The Morgantown History Museum will host the Monongalia County Daughters of the American Revolution's reception honoring Mrs. Anna King Hess, a true local Rosie the Riveter, who has agreed to share her experiences with us. MHM is located at 175 Kirk St. with limited parking next to our building. Our Accessible Entrance opens onto the parking lot.


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MUSEUM TO HOST TRAIN EVENT THIS WEEKEND

DO YOU LIKE TRAINS? THEN YOU WILL WANT TO ATTEND OUR TRAIN EVENT LISTED BELOW


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Annual Holiday Display and Reception featuring Al Anderson


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Charlene Marshall from 1:30-3:30 PM on Saturday September 29th

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.


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ARTS WALK 2018

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.


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Thoney Pietro: A Morgantown Visionary

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.


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MUSEUM VIDEOS ARE POSTED TO YOUTUBE

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.


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Paul Poling, Jr. remembers the M & K

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


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MORGANTOWN HISTORY MUSEUM CHRISTMAS/HOLIDAYS: TRADITIONS EXHIBIT

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 History museum will be represented at the Mason-Dixon line 250 year celebration

For More information visit www.exploretheline.org


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DR. & MRS. JAMES A. COX HOUSE CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT

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.


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The Hatfields & McCoys: American Blood Feud Traveling Exhibit

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.


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Don Knotts: MEMORIES

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


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Meet and Greet, Karen Knotts

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


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