A Traveling Exhibit on the Life and Career of Senator Robert C. Byrd
To honor the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Senator Robert C. Byrd in 2017, the Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History & Education has designed a major traveling exhibit, “Robert C. Byrd: Senator, Statesman, West Virginian.” The exhibit features digital representations of more than 100 documents and photographs from the extensive Robert C. Byrd Congressional Papers Collection, housed in the archives of the Byrd Center.
The exhibit, which debuted at Shepherd University in April, 2016, will tour the state of West Virginia over the next two years, culminating in a celebration of Senator Byrd's 100th birthday in November 2017 in the state capitol, Charleston.
The exhibit tour is made possible, in part, by a major grant from the West Virginia Humanities Council and from corporate and private sponsors including First Energy Foundation, Piper Jaffray, and Comcast. We are grateful for their support.
Schedule of Exhibit Showings:
June 29 - July 10: Interstate-77 Auto Group Chevrolet Showroom
475 South Church Street
Ripley, WV 25271
The exhibit will be featured during Ripley's renowned Fourth of July Celebration.
A public reception with remarks by the Hon. Carte Goodwin will be held on Thursday, June 29 from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm.
Press and Marketing Materials
Download a sample press release describing the exhibit, two rack cards which are supplied at each exhibit venue, photographs of the exhibit's fixtures and panels, and layout plans for the traveling exhibit.