We are updating our indigenous peoples exhibit at the museum for the 21st century. Among notable additions are several artifacts from the Dorseys Knob archeological excavation and the revision of basic information to include more recent research showing the existence of permanent pre-colonial native settlements dating back centuries.
In this issue read about the past history of the Museum as we move forward into a new era of changes at the museum post covid -19 years..
An article about the Morgantown History Museum is featured in a regional magazine about museums and galleries in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and West Virginia.
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: HERE ARE THE NEW MUSEUM HOURS OF OPERATION. TUESDAY THRU SATURDAY 11:00 A.M. TO 2 P.M.
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.
A reception will be held from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., on 11/15/2019 and on Saturday, from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m., 11/16/2019. The History Museum will exhibit MORGANTOWN WATERWAYS: Monongahela River, Deckers Creek, and Cheat Lake. This exhibit will examine the industrial and environmental issues surrounding the waters. Please try to attend this exciting event.
Our annual Christmas / Holiday display can be seen until January 30th. The Christmas reception is December 20th starting at 6:30 p.m. and ending at 8:30 p.m. The reception is jopen to the public.
Xuzhou, China Morgantown's Friendship City - Xuzhou, China The City of Morgantown established a "Sister Cities" relationship with Xuzhou, Quanshan District, in China's Jiangsu Province in 2016, after holding a "Friendship City" status since 2012. We will be exhibiting photographs by noted Chinese photographer Xu Baowei. The photographs were presented to the Morgantown History Museum by the artist in 2012. We will also be exhibiting a collection of photographs that were previously on display several years ago in a collaboration with Friends of Decker's Creek. The subject of the photographs reflect the now defunct Richard Mine.
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
Mark your calendar for the annual Best Chef contest. Only 200 tickets sold for this very popular Morgantown event.
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
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.
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.
DO YOU LIKE TRAINS? THEN YOU WILL WANT TO ATTEND OUR TRAIN EVENT LISTED BELOW
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.
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.
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