By Jody Brumage
Over the past few weeks, our blog has covered a number of exciting changes taking place at the Byrd Center. We have announced our official renaming and new mission and vision. The news of our soon-to-be-released traveling exhibit, "Robert C. Byrd: Senator, Statesman, West Virginian," has made its way across the state of West Virginia and beyond. Several of these projects have been the result of over a year of work to redevelop the brand and image of the Byrd Center as we prepare for the commemoration of the centennial of Senator Robert C. Byrd's birthday. You can read more about these exciting developments in our latest issue of The Byrd Call, released earlier this week. Now, we are excited to welcome you to our new website!
For the past fourteen years, the Byrd Center has been generously supported by the Shepherd University campus and community. Our new site is designed with these audiences in mind, providing easy access to our archive collections, information about programs at the center, and our weekly blog. Malorie Matos, our intern archival assistant, migrated past blog posts and other content from our old website to the new one. You can also explore our growing collections of oral history interviews and digital exhibits. Our new website is also designed to be responsive, so you can access all of our content on your mobile devices too.
We invite you to explore our new site and revisit often as we continue to publish new content. An excellent way to stay informed about developments at the center is to join our email mailing list and receive our monthly e-update, Byrd's Bytes. You can also keep up with things at the Byrd Center through our Facebook and Twitter pages.