The Byrd Exhibit is displayed in the art gallery of Kirby Hall on the campus of Wheeling Jesuit University. Established in 1954, Wheeling Jesuit’s campus is home to the Robert C. Byrd National Technology Transfer Center and the Erma Ora Byrd Center for Educational Technologies, both supported with funds appropriated by Senator Byrd and dedicated in 1997.
Senator Byrd’s involvement with Wheeling extended beyond the Wheeling Jesuit Campus, including the city’s Intermodal Transportation Center, post office, watershed, hospital, and creation of a National Heritage Area. This was recalled by several visitors at the reception on Tuesday, January 24th as they viewed the exhibit. As with so many of the stops made along our journey, the impacts of Senator Byrd’s efforts remain very present in the memories of West Virginians.
We thank the faculty and students at Wheeling Jesuit University for welcoming us and the Byrd Exhibit to their campus. Visitors can view the exhibit in the Kirby Hall Art Gallery until Thursday, February 16, 2017.
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