A Traveling Exhibit on the Life and Career of Senator Robert C. Byrd
To honor the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Senator Robert C. Byrd in 2017, the Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History & Education has designed a major traveling exhibit, “Robert C. Byrd: Senator, Statesman, West Virginian.” The exhibit features digital representations of more than 100 documents and photographs from the extensive Robert C. Byrd Congressional Papers Collection, housed in the archives of the Byrd Center.
The exhibit, which debuted at Shepherd University in April, 2016, will tour the state of West Virginia over the next two years, culminating in a celebration of Senator Byrd's 100th birthday in November 2017 in the state capitol, Charleston.
The exhibit tour is made possible, in part, by a major grant from the West Virginia Humanities Council and from corporate and private sponsors including First Energy Foundation and Piper Jaffray. We are grateful for their support.
Schedule of Exhibit Showings:
February 17, 2017 - March 17, 2017: Randolph County Community Arts Center
2 Park Street
Elkins, WV 26241
March 6 - April 9, 2017: First National Bank of Williamson
68 East Second Avenue
Williamson, WV 25661
April 10 - May 15, 2017: Marshall University
On display in the John Deaver Drinko Library
1 John Marshall Dr,
Huntington, WV 25755
*A panel discussion, studying the life and legacy of Senator Byrd, will be held at 10:00 am in the Drinko Library on April 10, 2017. Learn more here >>
April 11 - May 15, 2017: United Hospital Center
327 Medical Park Dr,
Bridgeport, WV 26330
Press and Marketing Materials
Download a sample press release describing the exhibit, two rack cards which are supplied at each exhibit venue, photographs of the exhibit's fixtures and panels, and layout plans for the traveling exhibit.