By BRADEN NOON
As winter is slowly coming to an end, museum season is drawing closer to us. The Board of Museums has been busy planning programs and exhibits for the upcoming year.
There is an exciting list of programs that will be published in full in next month’s article. However, we can tell you that we will once again be celebrating West Virginia Day in June with cake and ice cream and a documentary about the unique founding of our great state.
We will also be looking to honor Gold Star families in May and holding a month long art show in August, wrapping up with Frontier Days weekend. We are excited about each of these programs we have in store and are looking forward to announcing our full list next month.
I would like to also encourage everyone to stop in at the museum and see our new exhibits for this season.
Area glassware will once again be on display, along with a special section on Shinnston area churches. These and more to come will be on display along with our permanent displays dedicated to veterans, the Shinnston tornado, early life, and the progression of telephones.
We would also encourage all of you to stop in and visit our retail section. We have several great items for sale including DVDs of all our programs involving speakers: Don Vincent, Thomas H. Mayfield, and more. We also have a great PowerPoint of various pictures and postcards of the entire Shinnston area throughout its history created by Debra Stalnaker Fortney. And don’t forget we have copies of the original print of The Shinnston Tornado.
The museum will be returning to business on April 1 and we look forward to seeing many of you from the community there.