MOUNDSVILLE, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex in Moundsville invites the public to attend programs on World War II and Black music in America, view two exhibits featuring local artists, and make a pinwheel toy at the Discovery Table. All programs are free and open to the public.
The Second Saturday program held at 1 p.m. on Aug. 12 will feature Kara Gordon from the Historic Cockayne Farmstead. She will present the farmstead’s World War II Traveling Trunk program.
This interactive and object-based discovery of World War II era artifacts includes letters, photographs, booklets, and uniforms that tell the story of the Second World War as experienced by residents of Marshall County. This program is recommended for ages 10 and up.
On Saturday, Aug. 19, a program titled “A History of Black Music in America” will be presented by Ron Scott Jr. starting at 1 p.m. and will include live performances from local artists led by Ezra John, musical clips and local historical information.
Also, this month, visitors can use their own creativity at the museum’s Discovery Table, where they can make a pinwheel decorated with their own design. Catch a breeze with this colorful toy!
Operated by the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History, Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex features one of the largest conical burial mounds built by the Adena people between 250 – 150 B.C. and ranks as one of the largest earthen mortuary mounds anywhere in the world.
Exhibits and displays in the Delf Norona Museum interpret what is known about the lives of these prehistoric people and the construction of the mound. The complex also houses the West Virginia Archaeological Research and Collections Management Facility.
Admission to Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex is free. The Delf Norona Museum, located at 801 Jefferson Avenue, is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and closed Sunday and Monday. Access to the Mound and other outdoor areas closes at 4:30 p.m.