In conjunction with the exhibit, and in celebration of National Friendship Month during February, the Youth Museum and McDonald's of Beckley have joined together to offer a special "Friendship Packet" given to anyone who visits the museum during February with a friend. The packets contain a woven friendship bracelet for each guest, a free buy-one-get-one coupon for any dessert from McDonald's and free return passes to the "Once Upon a Time" exhibit.
"Once Upon a Time ... Exploring the World of Fairytales" is a collaborative effort of the Magic House, St. Louis Children's Museum and the St. Louis Public Library and was made possible by a grant from the Institute of the Museum and Library Services.
The Youth Museum complex, in New River Park adjacent to the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine, 509 Ewart Ave., Beckley, WV 25802. Winter hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission to the museum, its Mountain Homestead, the coal mine and its coal camp: adults, $20; senior citizens, $15; children, $12; everything but the mine $8. Call 304-252-3730.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Dr. Daryl Michael Scott, a Howard University historian, will discuss his discovery of a lost manuscript by Dr. Carter G. Woodson at 2 p.m. Tuesday in room BE5 of the Memorial Student Center on the Marshall University campus. It is free and open to the public. A reception, sponsored by the MU Information Technology Library Associates, will follow.
Scott is also vice president of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (founded by Woodson in 1915).
Woodson was a graduate of Douglass High School in Huntington and later served as the school's principal, as well as dean of what is now West Virginia State University. He was the second black American to earn a doctorate from Harvard University. Widely known as the "father of African-American history," Woodson came up with the idea for Negro History Week in 1926, which is now Black History Month. In addition to founding the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, he started the influential Journal of Negro History in 1916.
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