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W.Va. exhibit celebrates all govs and inaugurals

Jan. 14, 2013 @ 09:12 AM

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The State Archives is celebrating 150 years of West Virginia governors and their inaugurals.

The Archives library is hosting an exhibit that covers all the governors from Arthur I. Boreman to Earl Ray Tomblin. The exhibit is on display through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Archivist Debra Basham tells the Charleston Gazette that the exhibit includes proclamations and official papers, along with inaugural items such as tickets, programs and dance cards.

Boreman was inaugurated as the state’s first governor on June 20, 1863, in Wheeling. Tomblin will be inaugurated as the 35th governor on Monday during a ceremony at the Capitol in Charleston.



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