Grave Creek Mound Archaeology Complex in Moundsville will be closed to the public next Wednesday, May 2, while a new water line is installed. The new water line is required for the one-story research center which is currently under construction. Staff will be available to the public by telephone and e-mail. The facility will resume normal operating hours on Thursday, May 3.
The new wing, which had a groundbreaking ceremony on April 26, will feature a state-of-the-art collections storage area, a conservation laboratory for curators, study area for researchers, library, and an observation area where the public can view the activity in the lab.
For more information, contact Susan Yoho, site manager of Grave Creek Mound, at (304) 843-4128, or by e-mail at [email protected]
Operated by the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Grave Creek Mound Archaeology Complex features one of the largest and most famous burial mounds built by the prehistoric Adena people. A massive undertaking, construction of the mound took place in successive stages from about 250-150 B.C., and required the movement of more than 60,000 tons of earth. Exhibits and displays in the complex’s museum interpret what is known about the lives of these prehistoric people and the construction of the mound. The Museum is located at 801 Jefferson Ave., in Moundsville. Operating hours are Monday - Saturday from 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., and Sunday from 1 - 5 p.m.
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