The West Virginia Humanities Council has partnered with the Federation of State Humanities Councils and the National Archives to provide a free, pop-up exhibit observing the 225th anniversary of the Bill of Rights to 42 display sites across West Virginia. The exhibit, The Bill of Rights and You, was created by the National Archives and will be delivered to each venue at no cost in early December.
The exhibit celebrates the 225th anniversary of the Bill of Rights, which will be observed December 15 of this year. The National Archives launched a national initiative to explore the power of the Bill of Rights and our enduring system of government. The exhibit presents key information about the Bill of Rights including its history, implementation, and impact today. The Humanities Council coordinated the effort to identify exhibit sites in West Virginia, and worked with the National Archives to insure each state venue that wanted to participate in the initiative would receive the exhibit. Each site will also receive digital educational and press materials from the National Archives.
The 42 West Virginia venues displaying The Bill of Rights and You are: Alum Creek Public Library, Boone-Madison Public Library, Bridge Valley Community & Technical College, Brooke County Public Library, Bruceton School, Burnsville Public Library, Cabell County Public Library, Calhoun County Public Library, Craft Memorial Library, Cross Lanes Library, Doddridge County Public Library, Dora B. Woodyard Memorial Library, Elkins-Randolph County Public Library, Five Rivers Public Library, Grant County Public Library, Guyandotte Public Library, Hardy County Public Library, Hillsboro Public Library, Marion County Public Library, Martinsburg Public Library, Mason County Public Library, McClintic Library, Monroe County Public Library, Mountaintop Public Library, Nutter Fort Public Library, Paden City Public Library, Piedmont Library, Pleasants County Public Library, Prickett’s Fort State Park Visitor Center, Putnam County Library, Raleigh County Public Library, Ritchie County Public Library, Roane County Public Library, Rupert Public Library, Summers County Public Library, Summersville Public Library, Swaney Memorial Library, West Virginia Humanities Council, West Virginia Library Commission, West Virginia State Law Library, West Virginia State University, and the Wood County Public Library.
People interested in viewing the exhibit should contact their local venue to confirm the specific display dates.