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Amazing Women of History

“Amazing Women of History” is not only entertaining, it’s educational. Singer, actor, playwright, and historical portrayer JoAnn Peterson, combines her love of history with acting and teaching experience to bring a truly captivating performance. Her first person portrayals are well researched. Peterson is a presenter with the West Virginia Humanities Council History Alive! program, has […]
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Arthurdale Heritage

Revisit the 1930s in Arthurdale, WV. Established in 1933, by the United States government, Arthurdale is the nation’s first New Deal Homestead Community. Created through President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal legislation, the community provided a new chance at life for residents who were suffering from the Great Depression. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt served as the […]
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Battle of Rowlesburg on Cannon Hill

Located directly across from the town at the end of the county bridge. The hill was fortified during the Civil War and was used to protect the main line of the B&O Railroad. Guided tours can be arranged by appointment.
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Charles C. Wise Library

Manuscripts, photographs, books, oral histories and maps to aid those investigating West Virginia and the central Appalachian region. Located on WVU’s Downtown Campus in Wise Library. libraries.wvu.edu/wvcollection
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Cook Hayman Pharmacy Museum

Created to preserve the fast-disappearing implements and elements of pharmacy practice that had been in existence since West Virginia became a state in 1863, the Cook-Hayman Pharmacy Museum at the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy houses a unique collection of 18th and 19th century pharmacy memorabilia. Tours available by appointment: https://pharmacy.hsc.wvu.edu/about-the-sop/cook-hayman-pharmacy-museum/schedule-a-tour/  
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Cool Springs Park

The West Virginia restaurant that’s one of the most unique restaurants in America-Open year round as a restaurant, general store and gift shop. The restaurant serves Buckwheat cakes all day long with the famous foot long hotdogs. The park includes an antique farm and railroad equipment, little train playground, fresh produce and fresh flowers for sale, […]
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Dent’s Run Covered Bridge

The last covered bridge standing in Monongalia County was erected in 1889 by order of Monongalia County Court; the stone abutments and wood framework construction costs totaled $448! The bridge is 40-feet long, 13-feet wide, and utilizes the Kingpost truss design. Located on US 19, at junction with County Route 43, west of Laurel Point. For […]
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Easton Roller Mill

Antique steam engine, roller mills used in grinding wheat and mill stones are all on display at Easton Roller Mill.
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Eleanor’s Little Village

Revisit the 1930s of Eleanor”s Little Village, Arthurdale ~ The Nation’s first New Deal Homestead community championed by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. A 5 building Museum is now open year round and there is also a Appalachian craft store and a Co-Op store on the grounds. From May to October the Craft Shop is open […]
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Fairfax Stone

One of the most significant historical landmarks in West Virginia.  Located near Blackwater Falls State Park, the stone marked the western boundary of land granted to Lord Fairfax by the King of England in the 1700’s.  Almost two centuries later, the stone was used as the determining factor in the state boundary between West Virginia […]
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Forks of Cheat Baptist Church Cemetery

The first church established west of the mountains in Virginia, November 1775. During prohibition, one headstone, the “Whiskey Stone,” was used to exchange dollars for liquor. Off Old Stewartstown Rd. Before Forks of the Cheat Rd. Est.1832. Interments: 250. One Civil War soldier
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Henry Clay Iron Furnace

The Henry Clay Iron Furnace is a cold blast furnace and is located in Coopers Rock State Forest, Exit 15 off I-68. Take a hike on scenic trails and visit a piece of WV history. 61 County Line Drive, Bruceton Mills, W.Va. 26525
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History House Museum

A three-story diverse collection of antiques, memorabilia and photographs pertaining to the entire county. Located in the former Terra Alta Bank. Home to the Preston County Historical Society. Open Sunday afternoons June through September or by special appointment.
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International Mother’s Day Shrine

Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church, the “mother church” of Mother’s Day, was incorporated as the International Mother’s Day Shrine on May 15, 1962, as a shrine to all mothers. The Shrine was constructed in 1873 and is located along Main Street in downtown Grafton in Taylor County, West Virginia. The International Mother’s Day Shrine was designated a […]
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JFK Memorial

A 27-foot wide memorial featuring bronze statues of JFK and John Jr., three tall granite pillars and a granite bench as you walk near the riverfront on the Rail Trail in Star City.
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Mason-Dixon Historical Park

The 295 acres of meadows and woodland offers four miles of hiking and cross country skiing trails. Take I-79 Exit 155 to US 19 North, then left on WV-7 East. In 11.4 miles turn left into the park. Park trails open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 79 Buckeye Road • Core, WV […]
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Mason-Dixon Line

“Where Men Are Free” Mason-Dixon Line symbolizes a cultural boundary between the North and South (Dixie). 119S Pa./W.Va. state line
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McGrew House

Historic home of one of Preston County’s most influential citizens. Listed on National Register of Historic Places. Annual and regularly scheduled events as well as available for parties, reunions, showers and receptions.
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Morgantown History Museum

A unique view of Morgantown’s High Street in the mid-twentieth century. Over 70 slides created from B/W photos taken in Feb, 1962. Featured Permanent Exhibit: Morgan Shirt Co. including photographs, patterns, dyes, an automated sewing machine using memory chips and shirts.
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Old Hemlock Foundation

Old Hemlock was the home of George Bird and Kathryn Harris Evans. Mr. Evans was a noted artist, author, outdoorsman and dog breeder while Mrs. Evans co-authored and edited books. Old Hemlock contains virgin hemlock trees and is to be maintained in its natural state as a nature and wildlife preserve. The house located on […]
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Old Morgantown Glass Collector’s Guild Glass Museum

Open Wed-Sat 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sun 1-5 p.m., closed Mon-Tue. Please email us to schedule special times and dates.
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Our Lady Of The Pines [Smallest Church in 48 States]

Reflect from one of the six pews inside the smallest church in 48 states. Enjoy this 360-degree tour of our business! Click and drag to look around, and use the menu in the bottom left corner to move to a different room. 
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Preston County Historical Society

Three floors of antiques, artifacts, relics and miscellaneous papers. Open June-September, except holiday weekends.
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Rowlesburg B&O Depot and Museum

Open by appointment – Located next to the train track off of Buffalo St. This museum houses only railroad memorabilia, pictures and trains. A portion of the building is the original building. The Caboose is a B&O Caboose and is restored.
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