History of Motorcycles in West Virginia

Title: History of Motorcycles in West Virginia
Location: 1900 Kanawha Boulevard East Charleston, West Virginia 25305 Kanawha County
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Description: The Great Hall will have 28 bikes on display, some vintage, ranging from 1907, to models from the 1980s. The bikes were loaned by Tom McKee of Terra Alta; the Triple S Harley-Davidson shop of Morgantown; Denny Ferrell, owner of Tomahawk’s Smokehouse and Saloon near St. Albans; Dohm Cycles of Charleston; and Harley-Davidson of West Virginia of South Charleston. The exhibit will feature many brands, including Harley-Davidson, Indian, Honda, Triumph, Kawasaki and more.

The exhibit also includes photos detailing the history of motorcycles in the Mountain State. Photographs from the West Virginia State Archives, West Virginia Division of Tourism and Richard Andre, Charleston historian and author, are included. Andre’s father, B.E., was an early owner of a motorcycle shop in Charleston.There is a short documentary available for viewing with interviews with Gov. Manchin and others, relating their biking experiences. The documentary and the photographs and text labels will become a traveling exhibit.

Hours are from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Start Date: 2010-06-29
End Date: 2010-07-08