West Virginia - Wild and Wonderful

About West Virginia

West Virginia is noted for its mountains and diverse topography, its historically significant logging and coal mining industries, and its political and labor history. It is one of the most densely karstic areas in the world, making it a choice area for recreational caving and scientific research.


West Virginia is full of opportunity for any business with a growing economy and a highly dedicated workforce. Whether you are running an existing business or thinking of starting a new business you can find all of the information you need throughout this business section.


West Virginia is fortunate to have a tremendous education system with a high standard of excellence. Please use the information provided here to learn more about the wealth of educational opportunities in our great state.


West Virginia is home to one of the finest workforces in the country based on our hard work and commitment to quality. Whether you are looking for new job opportunities, enhancing your job skills or researching future employment trends you can find all of the information you need throughout this employment section.


West Virginia offers the perfect balance of a rural and urban setting that suits a variety of lifestyles. This is a state where you can go whitewater rafting in the morning, go to an art exhibit in the afternoon and attend a concert in the evening. Whether you just moved to the Mountain State or your family has been here since it was founded, you are part of our community.


Maintaining proper health is vital to ensuring the highest quality of life possible. West Virginia strives to provide one of the best health care systems in the country that is affordable and available to all residents of the state. This section contains numerous resources to assist you in accessing the health care services provided in the state.


Exhilarate in the lasting beauty and natural wonder scattered throughout West Virginia. From unmatched outdoor recreation to world-class resorts, breathtaking scenery and a variety of cultural and historic attractions, West Virginia is an ideal spot to plan your next adventure. Discover for yourself what makes West Virginia wild and wonderful.

 “It’s Not Just Thread” Special Lecture at Blennerhassett Museum Quilting Event, March 23

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. – The Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History’s 9th annual Mid-Ohio Valley Heritage Quilt Show, sponsored by the Friends of Blennerhassett and WesBanco, opened March 16 and runs through Sunday, March 24, 2013. There are 65 quilt entries in the show this year that showcase the artistic work of local quilters and needle workers.

Doug Kreinik of Kreinik Threads Manufacturing Company of Parkersburg is presenting a lecture, “It’s Not Just Thread,” on Saturday, March 23, beginning at 2 p.m. The lecture will be held at the Blennerhassett Museum 3rd floor conference room. Seating is limited and is first-come, first served basis. The cost for the lecture is $5 per person.

Kreinik Mfg. is a locally owned business started in 1970. They make a variety of silk and metallic threads for quilts, needle workers, fiber artists, crafters, scrapbookers, and fishermen (lures). Kreinik will also have samples and kits available at the lecture for individuals to purchase.

For more information about the Mid-Ohio Valley Heritage Quilt Show, call the Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History office at 304-420-4800 or visit www.blennerhassettislandstatepark.com and click Events/Deals.

Contact Information

Pam Salisbury or Doug Kreinik
blennerhassettislandsp@wv.gov or www.kreinik.com