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Museum announces activities

November 29, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

WEIRTON - The Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center, located at 3149 Main St., has announced a tentative schedule of events for 2013.

They include:

6 p.m. Jan. 10, Robert Maslowski, retired U.S. Army Corps of Engineers archeologist, will present "Archeology Within the Upper Ohio River Valley Basin."

noon Feb. 2, Heather Cline, Grave Creek Mound Archeological Complex lead curator, will present "African-American Archeology in West Virginia and the Ohio Valley." The museum's new Dunbar School History display will be unveiled. Kim Salter, museum secretary, chairs the event, and Bob Kelley donated the display cabinet.

10 a.m. March 9, Tom Zielinsky will discuss his book, "The Final Days of Weirton Steel."

noon to 5 p.m. April 20, fifth annual Festival of Nations at the Weirton Event Center or the Millsop Community Center in the case of inclement weather. Dr. Juginder Luthra chairs the Festival Committee.

2 p.m. to 4 p.m. July 20, "Afternoon Tea with Rosie the Riveters." The museum will welcome those women who worked in mills and factories during World War II. Pam Makricosta, museum vice president, chairs.

6 p.m. Sept. 10, "Rediscovering Holliday's Cove." Speakers will discuss the history of the area before the foundation of the city.

noon Oct. 19, fifth annual Robert Haworth Memorial Art Exhibition. WAMCC will exhibit works of several area artists with emphasis on those students of art teacher Robert Haworth, who taught at Weir High School from 1932 to 1969. Dr. Ray Greco chairs.

The museum will hold public meetings on the new picture book being compiled at 10 a.m. the third Saturday of January, February and March. Those wanting to help caption the photos are welcome to attend.

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