Calendar highlights state's path to statehood
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The West Virginia Division of Culture and History is offering a 13-month calendar highlighting the Mountain State's pathway to statehood.
The State Historic Preservation Office has published the "Land, People and Statehood'' calendar. It is free to the public while supplies last.
Officials say each month in the calendar focuses on a different historic character, parcel of land or Civil War site in West Virginia.
It includes the Strider Farm in Jefferson County, which played host to several battles; the Gibson-Todd House in Jefferson County, which sits on the site where abolitionist John Brown was hanged for treason in 1859; and West Virginia Independence Hall in Ohio County, which is considered the birthplace of the state.
West Virginia will celebrate its 150th birthday on June 20.