West Virginia State Capitol Culture Center Celebrates 35h Anniversary

This weekend, the Culture Center at the State Capitol Complex will celebrate its 35th anniversary. There will be plenty of activities organized for the whole family on Saturay and Sunday — the 9th and 10th of July 2011.

On 9th July, the West Virginia State Museum will be open from 9 AM to 5 PM, highlighted by a special performance by local theater actors portraying citizens of old-time West Virginia. There is also a special exhibition of historical items that are of great value to the history of the state, including a telegram announcing the death of President Abraham Lincoln and a letter from the Wright Brothers.

A special musical program is also schedules at the Norman L. Fagan West Virginia State Theater starting at 7 PM. The Appalachian Children’s Chorus, an ensemble from the West Virginia Symphony and country music singer Matt Jones will be giving performances for noted guests.

On 10th July, the museum will be giving out a special treat: guests who come on this day will be allowed to film their entire visit using Flip video cameras, and then donwload these videos for them to take home as a souvenir of the museum’s 35th anniversary.

The State Historic Preservation Office will alos be holdin a Scavenger Hunt of architectural features such as sculptures and columns at the Capitol Complex. The activity book distributed during the hunt will also contain family activities like word searches, puzzles, archaeology lessons and more.

For more information please get in touch with Caryn Gresham at (304) 558-0220.