Museum solicits photographs

WEIRTON – Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center Director Dennis Jones is soliciting photographs for “Images of America: Weirton,” which will be published by Arcadia Publishing this fall.

Those who have historic photos of the Weirton area are asked to contact Jones by May 5 at (304) 479-7266. Credit will be given for photos, and royalties will benefit the museum.

The book will feature 200 captioned photographs and brief histories of Weirton’s schools, churches, sports and public and recreational facilities. Landmarks such as the Margaret Manson Weir Memorial Pool and Park, Starvaggi Memorial Park, Weirton General Hospital, Mary H. Weir Public Library and Millsop Community Center will be featured, as will important events, such as the Thankgiving snowstorm of 1950.