The Robert C. Byrd Traveling Exhibit Tour Culminates in Charleston in Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Senator Byrd’s Birth
Our host at the Culture Center, Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith welcomed those in attendance and Byrd Center Director Ray Smock acted as master of ceremonies. The speakers were Gayle Manchin, West Virginia Secretary of Education and the Arts; Senator Joe Manchin who spoke via a video message; Mary Eckerson, staff person for Senator Shelley Moore Capito; and Susan Azevedo, representing Congressman Alex Mooney. The evening’s program concluded with remarks from Erik Fatemi, Senator Byrd’s grandson and vice-chairman of the board of directors of the Congressional Education Foundation, which operates the Byrd Center.
The exhibit will remain on display in the Great Hall of the Culture Center, 1900 Kanawha Boulevard East, Charleston, WV 25305, until Monday, December 4, when it will be moved to the rotunda of the West Virginia Capitol. Visitors can view the exhibit there until January 13, 2018, when it will return to the Culture Center until the end of January.
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