Weston Glass Museum to Present Smithsonian Crossroads | Calendar
The Museum of American Glass in West Virginia, the Weston Historic Landmarks Commission and the Weston Planning Commission are teaming up to host the traveling exhibit “Crossroads in Rural America” created by the Smithsonian Museum System.
The exhibit, a collaboration of the City of Weston, the West Virginia Humanities Council and the Smithsonian, will open Wednesday, October 6 with a ribbon cut at 6 p.m. and will remain for six weeks.
The exhibit explores themes of rurality in the United States, something many West Virginia will be able to identify with and make sense of. Visitors will be encouraged to see how their community fits into the themes of the “Crossroads” exhibition and to reflect on the direction of their community.
In addition to the exhibit, Weston will host several side events over the six weeks. Events will include literary readings, heirloom music, square dances, fiber art demonstrations and living history events, including a Civil War reenactment and an Exchange Bank robbery reenactment.
A panel discussion on the history of mental health in the state will take place on World Mental Health Day, October 10, at the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.
“An Evening with the Best and the Brightest in Weston 1887,” an original play about the city’s history will also premiere. At the Weston Masonic Temple, the play will be in town for three evenings, November 9 and 11 at 7 p.m. and November 13 at 5 p.m. The play will explore Weston’s history through its prominent historical figures and explain how the city came to be what it is today.
Guided tours and brochures of the historic city center will also be available throughout the six weeks. This 40-stop route is also accessible via https://www.theclio.com/tour/1774