The Harrison County Historical Society enjoyed a day trip to the John Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh where they took part in an educational workshop.

The Harrison County Historical Society recently sponsored a day trip to the John Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh.  The organization hopes to begin regular opportunities for day trips to explore West Virginia history.

The group was met at upon arrival by museum educator Robert Stakeley, offering an introduction to the museum and preparing our group for our pre-planned educational activity.  A workshop on preserving and care for family paper records, photos, textiles, and storage tips was offered and individual questions from the audience were answered by Barbara J. Conner, Conservation Services Manager.  Lunch was provided and the afternoon was spent either seeing what the six-story museum had to offer or exploring the Pittsburgh Strip District. The trip was topped off with a stop at Sarris Candy.

Harrison County Historical Society is looking to plan more day long history adventures.   A day trip to Blennerhassett Island, Harper’s Ferry National Historic Park, and the Capital’s Cultural Center may be planned in the future.  Suggestions for future history bus trips are welcomed.

For more information on membership, volunteering, and future activities contact us at 304-409-7902 or hcwvhs@gmail.com or drop by our office at 215 South 3rd Street on 8th Floor, Suite 801. Open weekdays from 9 to 5. Check out our website harrisoncountywvhistoricalsociety.org and Facebook.com/HCWVHS.