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.

Business

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.

Education

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.

Employment

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.

Family

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.

Health

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.

Tourism

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.

 Privy Evolution - History of Bathrooms, Saturday, July 20, at Blennerhassett Museum

7/12/2013
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. - Presentation number two of “History of Bathrooms…From Ancient Times to the 21st Century” will be presented by Dr. Ray Swick, West Virginia State Parks historian, on Saturday, July 20, 2013, at 1 p.m. Dr. Swick made his first presentation April 20.

The talk is being held in conjunction with a popular exhibit now on display at the Blennerhassett Island Museum of Regional History: “Behind Closed Doors – American Bathrooms Through the Ages,” on display through December 2013. The exhibit collection features artifacts dating back to the 18th century.

General admission to the museum is $4 for adults and $2 for children (ages 3-12) and includes a tour of the exhibit following the program and access to other areas of the museum and gift shop.

The Blennerhassett Museum is a year-round facility that features three floors of exhibits and covers pre-history to 20th century relics. The museum, located on the corner of 2nd street and Juliana Street in downtown Parkersburg, is open Tuesday – Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m.to 5 p.m.

For events and activities at the museum and on Blennerhassett Island in 2013, find information at www.blennerhassettislandstateparks.com or contact the museum at 304-420-4800.

Contact Information

Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park
304-420-4800
blennerhassettislandsp@wv.gov