West Virginia 101 is
coming to the West Virginia State Museum! This afterschool program will be
offered from 3 to 5 p.m. on Thursdays from September through May and feature
different West Virginia-themed activities each month for students in grades 2
to 5. The free program is limited to 28
participants per week and advance registration is required.
The program is open to students and parents. Each Thursday, the first hour will
include activities that introduce students to a topic that relates to West
Virginia history. The second hour will be devoted to special projects, homework
help and creative learning.
The monthly themes cover a variety of topics. Participants may choose the
months they are interested in attending.
September – Investigating
October – Where in the
World is West Virginia?
November – America’s
First Wild West
December – State
January – The War
between the States
February – The State of
March – Going to the
April – Cultural Heritage
May – Industry in
For more information about the after-school program and to sign up, call Chris
Reed, museum education specialist, at (304) 558-0220, ext. 185.
West Virginia Division of Culture and History is proud to be able to present
its programs at no charge to the public but without a solution to the state’s
budget situation, this could be the last year that programs of this type could
be offered. The division, led by Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith, is an agency
within the Office of Secretary of Education and the Arts with Gayle Manchin,
cabinet secretary. It 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