On Thursday, November 16, 2017, just a few days before the 100th anniversary of Senator Byrd’s birth on November 20, the traveling exhibit Robert C. Byrd: Senator, Statesman, West Virginian opened in the Great Hall of the Culture Center on the Capitol Complex in Charleston. In the shadow of the capitol with its magnificent gilded dome, the place where Senator Byrd began his public career as a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates in 1946, people gathered to explore the exhibit and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of the “West Virginian of the 20th Century”.
Over the past two years, the exhibit has been displayed in over twenty venues and seen by thousands of people as we’ve traveled across West Virginia and beyond, including two visits to Washington DC. Now in Charleston, the traveling exhibit will be seen by hundreds of visitors to the state capitol during the holidays, including school groups who will tour the display over the next two months when visiting the Culture Center.
The Robert C. Byrd Traveling Exhibit Tour Culminates in Charleston in Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Senator Byrd’s Birth