Miniatures show, sale
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Mountaineer Miniatures of Fairmont, the only dollhouse club in West Virginia, will hold its annual show and sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 13 at the Ramada Inn near Morgantown.
A furnished three-story dollhouse will be raffled off with all proceeds to go to Make-A-Wish Foundation. There will be vendor tables with everything a well-furnished dollhouse would need. Admission is $1 for adults, free for children under 12. Raffle tickets are $1 or 6 for $5.
The cost of war
LEWISBURG, W.Va. -- "Life and Limb: The Toll of The American Civil War," is on display through March 23 in the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine Library.
To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the exhibition explores the experiences of disabled veterans. Hundreds of thousands were permanently disabled by battlefield injuries or surgery, which saved lives by sacrificing limbs.
Hours are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, and noon to 6 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 304-647-6261 or visit www.wvsom.edu/academics/workshops-events/lifeandlimb.
Civil War heritage
PETERSBURG, W.Va. -- "Our Civil War Heritage: Escape to the Mountains 2013" remains on exhibit through April 30 at Landes Arts Center in Petersburg.
The large historical display includes newspapers, documents, telegrams and letters of famous Civil War events, including Gen. Robert E. Lee's handwritten surrender and a general order to his troops to surrender. A history of mapping, of balloons in the war, the role railroads played in the struggle, photographs and much more are covered in the exhibition.
For more information, contact Albert C. Mach II at 304-749-8757, visit https://sites.google.com/site/escapetothemountains2013/activities or email escapetothemounta...@hotmail.com.
Liberty on the border
BECKLEY, W.Va. -- "Liberty on the Border," a Civil War exhibition, is on display now through Aug. 25 at the Youth Museum of Southern West Virginia in Beckley.
"Liberty on the Border" focuses on the relationships among the states along the Ohio River and on the nonmilitary events and civilian contributions that put the causes, effects and meaning of the war in more personal terms. Visitors will learn the surprising roles women and children played in the war.
The exhibit includes more than 300 artifacts, archival documents, lithographs and photographs. It also contains a multitude of interactive elements and computer interactivities. There are historic military artifacts, including some on loan from the Smithsonian Institution and other museums.