Museum to have several October events

WEIRTON – The Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center has several upcoming October programs, one of which will be held at the Mary H. Weir Public Library.

The premiere showing of the documentary “Rediscovering Holliday’s Cove” will be held at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at the library. The film will explore the history of Holliday’s Cove from the time of the Revolutionary War until 1947, when Holliday’s Cove became part of Weirton.

The documentary will look at the history of Cove School and the community’s relationship with neighboring Colliers, Marland Heights, Weirton Heights, unincorporated Weirton, Follansbee, New Cumberland and Steubenville, Ohio.

Mike Andochick Jr., Goldie Baly, Herman Capito, David Javersak, Dennis Jones, Michael Nogay, John Pandelios, Mary Zwierzchowski and the late C. Robert Cattrell discuss Holliday’s Cove’s history. The film also includes artwork by John Buxton, Mary Shakley Ferguson and Charles Chapman and Appalachian folk music.

Pam Makricosta narrates; Rick Smith is the producer and director; Jones is the executive producer and writer; and the film was edited at Enstride Studios.

The program is free and open to the public. The movie lasts 70 minutes.

For information, call (304) 479-7266.

David Javersak, West Liberty University School of Liberal Arts dean emeritus and former history professor, will give the presentation “Species of Legal Fiction: The Wheeling Conventions” at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the museum, located at 3149 Main St.

Javersak will speak about West Virginia’s formation as part of the West Virginia Humanities Council Sesquicentennial Speakers Bureau. He will examine western Virginia’s opposition of secession from the Union and joining the Confederacy, the creation of the Re-Organized Government of Virginia and the ultimate decision to secede from Virginia. Javersak also will talk about why the Unionists chose Wheeling for their discussions, and, later, for the capital of the newly formed state.

Javersak was a history professor for 39 years.

Admission is free.

The fifth-annual Robert Haworth Memorial Art Exhibition will be held noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 19 at the museum.

William Zdinak is the featured artist. The exhibition is open to Haworth’s students and local artists.

Haworth was an art teacher from 1934 to 1969 at Weir High School.

The exhibition is held the third Saturday in October each year.

Dr. Ray Greco is chair. Those artists interested in participating should call Pam Makricosta at (304) 479-7266.

Admission is free.

The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Tours are available by appointment by calling Jones at (304) 479-7266.