Statehood Lectures and Character Portrayals

House Chambers

11 a.m.     
David Corbin  
Senator Robert C. Byrd and the Brothers Kennedy: America's Longest Serving Senator's Encounters with America's Royal Family

Mary Lincoln portrayed by JoAnn Peterson

1 p.m.     
Billy Joe Peyton
Placing the Capital where it will develop the natural resources of the State the most, and accommodate the largest number of inhabitants: Wheeling, Charleston and West Virginia’s Floating Capitol

2 p.m.     
David Hunter Strother portrayed by Don Teter

3 p.m.    
Hunter Lesser
Lincoln's Odd Trick:  Heroes, Rascals and Rogues of West Virginia Statehood

4 p.m.  
Bryan Ward
No Ordinary Task: The Stout Hearts that Founded West Virginia

* All photographs are courtesy of the West Virginia State Archives
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