- Governor Tomblin, Congressional Delegation Celebrate West Virginia's 150th Birthday
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin joined thousands of West Virginians in celebration West Virginia's 150th birthday.
- Giant Birthday Cake to be Served During the State's 150th Birthday Celebration
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced details of the giant birthday cake to be served during the birthday celebration at the State Capitol later this week.
- Preparations for State's 150th Birthday Celebration Underway at Capitol
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced preparations for West Virginia’s 150th birthday celebration at the State Capitol are underway.
- Governor Tomblin Announces Full Schedule For State's 150th Birthday Celebration
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced that the full schedule of events for West Virginia's 150th birthday celebration at the State Capitol is available online at www.wv150.com.
- Governor Tomblin Announces Statewide Bell Ringing for State's 150th Birthday
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today invited schools, churches, and individuals across the state to participate in a bell ringing in honor of West Virginia's 150th birthday.
- Governor Tomblin Announces Lonestar and Ronnie Milsap to Headline 150th Birthday Celebration
A pair of big-name country music acts will headline West Virginia's 150th birthday celebration later this month, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced today.
- Governor Tomblin Announces Introduction of West Virginia Statehood Commemorative Stamp
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced the introduction of a new United States Postal Service stamp commemorating West Virginia’s 150th birthday.
- Governor Tomblin Unveils West Virginia Sesquicentennial Coin
UPDATE: As of 11:15 a.m. on 5/20, we have sold out of the coins.
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today unveiled the official West Virginia sesquicentennial coin
- Governor Tomblin Encourages West Virginians to Show their State Pride with a 150th Birthday License Plate
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today encouraged West Virginians to show their state pride with a 150th birthday license plate.
- West Virginia Independence Hall Hosts Program
West Virginia Independence Hall hosts program to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of President Lincoln issuing the West Virginia statehood proclamation.
- Governor Tomblin Invites Students to Enter State's 150th Birthday Art Contest
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today invited students to enter a statewide art contest in celebration of West Virginia's 150th birthday.
- Governor Tomblin Announces Plans for State's 150th Birthday Celebration
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced plans to celebrate West Virginia’s 150th birthday.
- 2013 Grant Program Suspended
On March 20, 2013, the Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission decided to suspend the 2013 grant program. The program received so many great proposals in the first two cycles that all funding has been exhausted.
- West Virginia Reads 150 Program Launched
Join the West Virginia Library Commission (WVLC), the West Virginia Center for the Book and libraries across the state in West Virginia Reads 150, a fun reading challenge that celebrates West Virginia’s 150th birthday in 2013.
- Saturday Programming at the Culture Center to Focus on West Virginia Sesquicentennial Event
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History will continue its commemorative token series of sesquicentennial programs beginning this Saturday, Feb. 9, and progressing throughout the year
- West Virginia Division of Culture and History Partners with Quilters to Make Handmade Squares for a West Virginia Statehood
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History, in partnership with the West Virginia Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, invited quilters from across the state to help make a West Virginia Statehood Sesquicentennial Quilt.
- Battle of South Mountain Remembered
The Battle of South Mountain was fought on September 14, 1862, as part of the Maryland Campaign.
- The 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Shepherdstown
The Battle of Shepherdstown, also known as the Battle of Boteler's Ford, took place September 19–20, 1862, in Jefferson County, Virginia (now West Virginia), at the end of the Maryland Campaign of the American Civil War.
- Prayer Book Reveals a Tale of War and Survival
By Hunter Lesser
- Apply for Library Public Education Grants from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Now accepting applications from libraries and National Park historic sites for grants to develop public programming around pertaining to the Civil War Sesquicentennial.
- Civil War Round Table
On Saturday, April 14, 2012 a Civil War Symposium will be held at West Virginia University’s Erickson Alumni Center in Morgantown, WV.
- Battle of Greenbrier River 150th Anniversary Event
Battle of Greenbrier River 150th Anniversary Event -
by Hunter Lesser
- Rich Mountain Reenactment Commemorates 150th Anniversary
The Battle of Rich Mountain was fought on July 11, 1861 near Beverly, Virginia. The pivotal battle of the First Campaign of the Civil War would determine the fate of West Virginia.
- Rich Mountain 150th Events Begin July 6
A series of activities from July 6 through July 11 will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the First Campaign of the Civil War and its pivotal Battle of Rich Mountain.
- Michigan Artillery Returns to Rich Mountain
In 1861, a battery of Michigan cannoneers invaded Virginia, fought the first campaign of the Civil War, and helped secure statehood for West Virginia.
Now, one hundred and fifty years later, they’re coming back.
- Op-Ed Piece by Secretary Kay Goodwin
Secretary Goodwin offers a glimpse into the events that will take place over the next four years.
- Civil War Art Exhibit Opening
The Randolph County Community Arts Center will host Echoes of the Past: The Civil War 150 Year Later, an exhibit commemorating the First Campaign of the Civil War. The exhbiit will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through August 17th.
- West Virginia Senate Resolution
On February 18, 2010, a West Virginia Senate Resolution, authored by Senator John Unger, honoring the West Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission was read on the Senate floor of the West Virginia Capitol.
- Governor Names Sesquicentennial Commission
Gov. Joe Manchin has named scholars and historians from around the state to the West Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission.