Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Civil War Sesquicentennial

150 years ago this week the Battle of Fort Sumter (April 12-14) became the opening engagement of the American Civil War. For more information about the Sesquicentennial celebrations go to:

The West Virginia Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission website is:

Preston Williams, WV native, celebrates the state's independence of spirit in this article from the Washington Post will have you yearning for more information on our state's formation.

"West Virginia: The state that said no" by Preston Williams:

The article by Mr. Williams quotes Joe Geiger, the Director of West Virginia Archives and History. Mr. Geiger presented a lecture at the Culture Center last year titled "A State of Convenience: The Creation of West Virginia." There is an online exhibit by the same name on the WV Culture and History website:

West Virginia Archives and History has also recently launched another online exhibit, "Child of the Rebellion: An Archives and History Sesquicentennial Project." Check out the "Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood."

Montani Semper Liberi

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