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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

History

Welcome to the History news directory at West Virginia Explorer, where you’ll find an archive of the most recent West Virginia history news published at West Virginia Explorer.

The Municipal Auditorium, in Charleston will host the annual state Preservation Alliance awards banquet

Auditorium focus of W.Va. preservation banquet Sept. 30

Charleston's Municipal Auditorium on Sept. 30 will host and serve as the focus of the annual banquet for the Preservation Alliance of West Virginia,...
Alex Cole at Washington Grave

Mystery surrounds lost Washington graves on Hurricane Creek

How did a great-nephew of George Washington come to be buried in a virtually forgotten graveyard far from the family's Potomac plantations? Kanawha Valley historian...
Memphis Tennessee Garrison House

Foundation to establish black history museum in Huntington

The Huntington home of one of West Virginia's pioneer black educators and civil-rights activists is being developed as a museum, according to officials at...
video

Visiting the site of one of West Virginia’s legendary tragedies

https://youtu.be/R_Kz19WtII8 The tale of the Green-Harrison Tragedy is among the most enduring legends handed down from the settlement of the lower Kanawha Valley region of...
Nathan Goff, Jr.

And then there was the time West Virginia had four governors

As bad as politics in West Virginia might seem today, there was a time when the state had four governors. In 1888, Nathan Goff, Jr., and...
Bridge over Eighteenmile Creek at Extra, WV

Tale of Green-Harrison Tragedy haunts the hills of Putnam County

Eighteenmile Creek wanders gently through the green hill country of northern Putnam County, revealing not in the least any potential for tragedy along its banks....