History museum

The Morgantown History Museum looking for artifacts and donations

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Do you have a piece of Monongalia County history that you think deserves a museum? Share it with the Morgantown History Museum.

The Morgantown History Museum is asking for help from the community to donate local history artifacts and memorabilia for its permanent collection.

According to a statement from the City of Morgantown, the museum is emphasizing exhibit updates that focus on certain Morgantown-related topics. Artifacts in these categories are strongly encouraged:

  • Prehistory
  • First World War
  • the Second World War
  • Other armed conflicts
  • History of African Americans
  • Don Knott
  • Entertainment in Morgantown

“Community donations, many of which come from family ties or heirlooms, are a crucial part of how the Morgantown Museum of History expands its collection,” said Vincent Kitch, director of the arts and culture department. the culture of the city of Morgantown. “It’s an important part of the process that allows us to preserve and tell the story of Morgantown and Monongalia County.”

The museum’s mission is to preserve and promote the history of Morgantown and Monongalia County, according to the release. The museum’s collection helps tell the story of the Morgantown area and consists of social, cultural, industrial and military artifacts, photographs, papers, historical books and a host of items from prehistoric to These days. Much of the collection comes from community donations.

To donate artifacts, memorabilia, or other items related to Morgantown and Monongalia County, you may contact the Morgantown Museum of History at 304-319-1800 or email [email protected] gov.