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W.Va. historian to speak on statehood

Feb. 15, 2013 @ 07:34 AM

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The director of the West Virginia State Archives is scheduled speak on the state’s 150th anniversary this weekend.

Joe Geiger is set to speak at 12:45 p.m. Saturday at the Bridge Road Bistro in Charleston. His talk is titled “The 35th Star: West Virginia Statehood.”

The free event sponsored by the John Young Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

The Charleston Gazette reports that presentation will examine the issues and processes that led to the creation of West Virginia.

The event is part of the Sesquicentennial Speakers Bureau that was established by the West Virginia Humanities Council to help organizations across the state strengthen their programs related to the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and birth of the Mountain State.



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