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.

 Become an Island Volunteer in 2013

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. – Volunteering at Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park can be a fun and rewarding experience, and an opportunity to sign up is approaching.
“Working on the island and in the museum is a great way to learn about history and meet to people from all over the world,” said Pam Salisbury, who coordinates programming at the park. “A ‘become a volunteer’ program is scheduled for Sunday, April 28, at 2 p.m. for anyone who is looking for volunteer work or to be more involved in keeping West Virginia history alive.”

Blennerhassett Island is open May through October; however, the mainland museum – the Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History – is open year-round. To prepare for the upcoming island season, the Friends of Blennerhassett, a volunteer support group, are looking for individuals interested in joining a strong team of volunteers who give guided tours through the Blennerhassett mansion, work in two gift shops, serve as guests hosts at “Maple Shade” (the island’s Putnam-Houser house), serve as island greeters, and also drive the golf cart for physically challenged island guests. Volunteers also are needed to assist with the many special events on the island and at the museum.

The Friends of Blennerhassett information session for prospective volunteers at the Blennerhassett Museum is scheduled for Sunday, April 28, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. To register to attend, call the park office at 304-420-4800 by April 26 to register for this informal get-together. Free parking is available in the lots adjacent to the Blennerhassett Museum. Light refreshments will be served. The Museum is located at 137 Juliana Street (the corner of 2nd and Juliana streets) in downtown Parkersburg.

Contact Information

Pam Salisbury, Blennerhassett Island State Park