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West Virginia: Happy 150th!

Find facts, figures and more about our wild, wonderful state, celebrating its sesquicentennial in 2013!

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Celebrating 150 Years

On June 20, 1863, West Virginia became the 35th state to enter the Union.

The official celebration of the state's 150th birthday will take place June 20-23, 2013, on the Capitol grounds in Charleston.

These websites provide more information on local and statewide events. Happy birthday, West Virginia!

Campus Celebration

View photos from our celebration on the Library's Facebook page.

Headlines & Proclamations from 1863

WV Archives & History Exhibit: A State of Convenience

This exhibit offers historians, students, and others interested in West Virginia's statehood period the opportunity to read the actual words of the participants themselves.