The Morgantown History Museum
The Morgantown History Museum is located directly behind the Morgantown Arts Center.
The museum's exhibits focus on the growth of the region in from the late 18th century to the present.
The Morgantown History Museum has a special exhibit on the Morgantown and Kinwood railroad. The exhibit will be given from the local railroad experts every Saturday evening.
The museum has many archived photos and prints from early Morgantown.
The museum uses census data in many exhibits, including the one about child labor.
Backstory and Context
In 2011 for the museums grand opening, hundreds visited "The Way We Worked" exhibit developed by the National Archives. It used demographic and labor data to explore how work became a central element of American culture. In 2014, A traveling exhibit called "Hometown Teams" was brought to the Morgantown History Museum by the West Virginia Humanities Council. "Hometown Teams" examined the role of sports in American culture, past and present. The museum was also part of an effort to build a replica of one of the flatboats that traveled the Monongahela River. These flatboats transported goods and were an essential economic lifeline in the early years of the region's development.
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