Exhibit begins Saturday

WEIRTON – The exhibit “Born of Rebellion” will be on display from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and Oct. 12-13 and by appointment Saturday through Oct. 19 at the Hancock County Museum located at 1008 Ridge Ave.

“Born of Rebellion” examines the creation of West Virginia, noting the Constitution allows the division of states only by consent. The debate on the constitutionality of “the West Virginia” question ranged from President Abraham Lincoln’s cabinet to Congress to the Supreme Court, which set the final state boundaries. Visitors will have the opportunity to vote on the constitutionality of West Virginia’s statehood.

The display will conclude with Mary Lincoln’s visit at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Oct. 19. Union and Confederate re-enactors will be at the museum all day Oct. 19.

Tea and tours will be available from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 19. The event is free and open to the public.

School field trips are available. To make arrangements, contact Janet Keller at (304) 387-0354 or Vivian Weigel at (304) 224-1605.

For information on the exhibit, call the museum at (304) 564-4800.