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Clarksburg History Museum
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This collection of items was donated by the Robinson Grand Theater, a nearby historic entertainment venue. The theater opened in 1913 and was rebuilt and renovated several times over the years. The most recent renovation from 2014 to 2018 preserved a number of items related to movie projection and stage productions. Other objects include historic cash registers which dispensed correct change using an analog system. There is also information about Madge Stout Douds, one of the most significant figures connected to the history of the theater. In this entry’s audio clip, listen to the theater’s executive director, Ryan Tolley, as he discusses some of the items on display and how they relate to the theater’s rich history.

  • Building, Photograph, White, Architecture
  • Picture frame, Building, Lighting, Interior design
  • Electronic instrument, Table, Musical instrument accessory, Musical instrument
  • Picture frame, Floor, Flooring, Gas
  • Wheel, Tire, White, Black
  • Brown, Picture frame, Product, Oval
  • Office supplies, Cosmetics, Wood, Material property

History. Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center. Accessed March 5th, 2021. http://www.therobinsongrand.com/historycontinued.

Personal interview with Michael Spatafore, museum president. Conducted by Iain MacKay. March 2nd, 2021. 

Personal interview with Ryan Tolley, Robinson Center for the Performing Arts Executive Director. Conducted by Iain MacKay. March 2nd, 2021.

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Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center. Accessed March 5th, 2021. https://www.therobinsongrand.com/history-more.

MacKay, Iain. 2021. Courtesy of author.

MacKay, Iain. 2021. Courtesy of author.

MacKay, Iain. 2021. Courtesy of author.

MacKay, Iain. 2021. Courtesy of author.

MacKay, Iain. 2021. Courtesy of author.

MacKay, Iain. 2021. Courtesy of author.