Title: 13th West Virginia History Day
Location: West Virginia Division of Culture and History, 1900 Kanawha Blvd., E., Charleston, WV 25305
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Description: Local groups with an interest in history or genealogy are invited to participate in the 13th West Virginia History Day on Thursday, March 5, 2009, at the State Capitol Complex in Charleston during the regular session of the West Virginia Legislature. Local historical groups are expected to provide displays and reenactments in the Rotunda of the State Capitol. Historians, genealogists, educators, preservationists, veterans, fraternal organizations, librarians, ethnic groups and families with an interest in West Virginia’s history are invited to provide exhibits featuring historical documents, photographs, artifacts and publications. Other attractions will include reenactments of events in the state’s history, storytelling, and a ceremony honoring citizens from across the state who have made contributions to the history of West Virginia. At an awards ceremony in the Norman L. Fagan West Virginia State Theater at the Cultural Center, “History Hero” awards will be presented to people who have made significant grass-roots contributions to the preservation of local or regional history. Local historical, genealogical, preservation, museum, patriotic and other similar groups are encouraged to provide nominations for the awards. Authorized by the legislature, West Virginia History Day commemorates local groups’ efforts to preserve, protect and promote the study of the Mountain State’s past.