Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex in Moundsville will continue its series of public programs for adults and kids who are interested in exploring West Virginia’s prehistory on Saturday March 15 from 2 - 4 p.m.
The series is entitled March Madness at the Mound. The March 15 program, “Mound Museum Memories” will focus on the 30th anniversary of the Delf Norona Museum with an illustrated talk on the museum’s past present and future. The session is suitable for older students and adults. Registration is not required.
The final program in the series, “Mighty Mammoths and Mastodons,” will have two sessions from 10 a.m. - noon and again from 2 - 4 p.m., on March 22. This session is a show-and-tell format, presenting the Ice Age environment, the plants and animals that lived in that time period and the people who lived among them. Participants will make wooly mammoth puppets out of paper bags. The program is for children in kindergarten through third grade, and they must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.
The fee for the programs is included in the admission fees for the Museum of $3 per adult and $2 per child/student.
For more information about March Madness at the Mound or to register for the March 22 program, contact Andrea Keller, cultural program coordinator for the Mound, at (304) 843-4128 or e-mail her at [email protected]
Operated by the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Grave Creek Mound Archaeological 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 Archaeological Complex is located at 801 Jefferson Ave., in Moundsville. Contact the museum for information regarding admission fees, group registration and detailed driving directions. The museum is open to the public Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History, an agency of the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts, brings together the state’s past, present and future through programs and services in the areas of archives and history, the arts, historic preservation and museums. Its administrative offices are located at the Cultural Center in the State Capitol Complex in Charleston, which also houses the state archives and state museum. The Cultural Center is West Virginia’s official showcase for the arts. The agency also operates a network of museums and historic sites across the state. For more information about the Division’s programs, visit www.wvculture.org. The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
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