Since its debut one year ago this month at Shepherd University, the traveling exhibit Robert C. Byrd: Senator, Statesman, West Virginian has been on display at fifteen different locations across West Virginia and Washington DC. Around the state, we've visited thirteen towns and cities in eleven different counties. The most recent stop on this tour is West Virginia University Medicine’s United Hospital Center, located in the north-central region of the state at Bridgeport in Harrison County.
The Byrd Exhibit opened with a public reception at the hospital on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. In addition to the UHC staff, the Auxiliary to the UHC and the Harrison County Historical Society supported bringing the Byrd exhibit to Bridgeport. At a reception for the exhibit sponsored by the Harrison County Chamber of Commerce, Denise Steffich, Coordinator of the Auxiliary to the UHC and Crystal Wimer, Executive Director of the Harrison County Historical Society delivered remarks in addition to Byrd Center Director, Dr. Ray Smock. We also thank Matt Chisler, UHC Director of Public Relations for coordinating our visit to the hospital center.
The Byrd Exhibit will be on display at the UHC until Monday, May 15, 2017.