West Virginia Division of Culture & History’s Free September 2013 Events Include
Railroads and the Civil War, Genealogy, Archaeological Findings Near Moundsville
CHARLESTON, W.Va. --The West Virginia Division of Culture and History’s upcoming events include a lecture on the vital role railroads played during the Civil War, tips for researching your family tree and the latest findings unearthed at an archaeological site south of Moundsville.
The following programs are free and open to the public:
West Virginia Independence Hall
- The War Came By Train: Daniel Carroll Toomey, an author, historian, educator and guest curator at the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore, Md., will discuss the important role the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad played during the Civil War at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at West Virginia Independence Hall.
- Genealogy and the Revolutionary War: Genealogists Joetta Kuhn and Patsy Adkins of the Anne Bailey Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will discuss how to start researching your family's history, common problems and solutions in research, and free resources at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, in the Archives and History Library in the Culture Center in Charleston. Advance registration is requested. Send your name, telephone number and the name and date of the session by e-mail to [email protected] or call library manager Robert Taylor at (304) 558-0230, ext. 163.
Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex
- Further Insights at a Late Woodland Occupation in Marshall County, W.Va.: Archaeologist Jamie S. Meece of Cultural Resource Analysts Inc., with offices in Hurricane, W.Va., will talk about the latest findings unearthed at an archaeological site south of Moundsville at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex in Moundsville.
- Archaeology Day, featuring behind-the-scenes tours, special activities, displays and demonstrations from noon until 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex in Moundsville.
For more information about any of these events, contact Caryn Gresham, deputy commissioner, at (304) 558-0220 or at [email protected].
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History is an agency within the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts with Kay Goodwin, Cabinet Secretary. The Division, led by Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith, brings together the past, present and future through programs and services focusing on archives and history, arts, historic preservation and museums. For more information about the Division’s programs, events and sites, visit www.wvculture.org. The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
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Editor’s Note: Photographs and art are available upon request. Interviews with our guest speakers can be arranged using the following contact information:
Daniel Carroll Toomey: (410) 760-3659 or at [email protected].
Joetta Kuhn: (304) 382-3086 or [email protected]
Jamie S. Meece: (304) 562-7233 or [email protected]