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.

 Blennerhassett Museum celebrates Art Appreciation Month featuring Lily Irene Jackson exhibit Aug. 10

Lily Irene Jackson
This portrait in oil of artist Lily Irene Jackson will be on display during a special presentation at the Blennerhasset Museum Aug. 10.
August is Art Appreciation Month and to celebrate, a program about artist Lily Irene Jackson (1848 – 1928) will be presented by local historian Jeff Little Sunday, Aug. 10 at 2 p.m. at the Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History. Visitors will see the new exhibit featuring paintings done by Miss Jackson (1848-1928).
“There, among the works of art, hangs one of Parkersburg’s greatest historical treasures, the recently-acquired and restored portrait in oils of Miss Lily Irene Jackson,” said Blennerhassett State Park historian Ray Swick. “Jeff Little’s extensive research creates a palate of her intriguing life and shares the contributions of this local artist and amateur historian.” 
Lily Irene Jackson was the child of Judge John Jay Jackson, Jr., and his wife Caroline Glime. Miss Jackson was a remarkable artist and the most frequent subject of her skillful brush was dogs and flowers. She was a strong advocate for the arts.
“We are eager to share the artworks of such a fine artist and encourage folks to visit the museum,” said Blennerhassett Island events coordinator Pam Salisbury.
General museum admission rates apply for this event:  $4 for adults and $2 for children 3-12. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. The museum is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10.
Museum hours are Tuesday–Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to
6 p.m.  For more information about the museum, island park and other scheduled events and activities, call 304-420-4800 or visit the website at www.blennerhassettislandstatepark.com.

Contact Information

Pam Salisbury