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Museum marking Halloween with spooky-themed art, Poe

WEIRTON — The Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center will celebrate Halloween on Friday with an exhibition of spooky-themed art by area students and a live performance of Poe’s “The Raven” and “The Tell-Tale Heart” by a local actor and director.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for the Spooky Art Show reception, while the Poe performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free to both events, and Poe at the Museum also will be livestreamed on the WAMCC Facebook page.

The Spooky Art Show features the work of Brooke High School students Lilianna Hardt, Dominic Smith, Mikelle Morris, Alexis Faessel, Hannah Henry and teacher Sara Roark. Other Halloween-themed works by local artists also will be only display.

Performing “The Raven” and “The Tell-Tale Heart” will be Steubenville resident Bobby Zinsmeister, who trained with Lenox, Mass.-based Shakespeare and Co. and has worked extensively with Quantum Theater and Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theater.

All social distancing protocols will be followed, refreshments will be individually packaged and a hand-sanitizing station will be available at the museum’s front door.

The Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center is located at 3149 Main St., Weirton, and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. To learn about the museum’s upcoming exhibitions and events, follow WAMCC on Facebook at Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center or visit the website at www.weirtonareamuseum.com.

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