Free West Virginia history calendar available

Charleston, W.Va. –

The Mountain State celebrates its 150th birthday in June and the Division of Culture and History is giving away birthday presents to any Mountaineer who asks for one.

The agency put together the “Land, People and Statehood ” 13-month calendar, which includes milestone dates in West Virginia’s path to statehood. Each month in the calendar features a picture and description of significant people and places during West Virginia’s refusal to secede from the United States and successful quest to become the 35th state in the Union.

Any West Virginia resident who wishes to obtain one of the calendars can call the Division of Culture and History at 304-558-0162. That’s 304-558-0162. Supplies are limited. I ordered one this morning for myself.

Story By

Heather Niday

Heather is our Program Director and Traffic Manager. She started with Allegheny Mountain Radio as a volunteer deejay. She then joined the AMR staff in February of 2007. Heather grew up in the Richmond, Virginia, area and now lives in Arbovale, West Virginia with her husband Chuck. Heather is a wonderful flute player, and choir director for Arbovale UMC. You can hear Heather along with Chuck on Tuesday nights from 6 to 8pm as they host two hours of jazz on Something Different.

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