WEIRTON - The Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center has a full slate of events Saturday to celebrate the history of the area and nation.
Saturday is Pearl Harbor Day, which remembers the attacks on the U.S. Naval base in Hawaii that led to the U.S. engaging in World War II. In recognition, the museum, located at 3149 Main St., will hold a veterans appreciation reception and live radio broadcast from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
According to museum President Dennis Jones, the event will include local veterans sharing some of their experiences while serving in the military. Veterans also will have the opportunity to have their stories recorded by the museum as part of the West Virginia Northern Panhandle Hero Project. The event also is planned to be broadcast live on WEIR-AM.
The reception will be followed by the unveiling of a new display dedicated to the history of the mayors of Weirton at noon.
The exhibit will trace the mayors who served the city, beginning with Thomas E. Millsop in 1947 and leading through to the present day.
Current Mayor George Kondik will serve as the master of ceremonies.
The museum will rededicate the "Forged by Steel - Weirton Welcomes You" sign, which originally had been installed on Three Springs Drive in 1995 by the Weirton Woman's Club, at 1 p.m.
"The sign has been rescued and is now on display at the museum," Jones said.
Admission to all three events is free.