WEIRTON - The Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center will host David Javersak, who will give the presentation "Species of Legal Fiction: The Wheeling Convention" at 6 p.m. Oct. 8 at the museum.
Javersak will speak about West Virginia statehood and the Wheeling Conventions, during which western Virginians planned to secede from Virginia, eventually forming a Reorganized Government of Virginia based in Wheeling.
Javersak is a West Liberty University School of Liberal Arts dean emeritus. He taught history for 39 years.
The event is sponsored by the West Virginia Humanities Council.