West Virginia State Museum

Located in the Cultural Center, the West Virginia State Museum allows groups to learn more about the history and culture of West Virginia. Exhibits at the museum focus on topics such as history, art, and archaeology. On a guided or self-guided tour of the museum, groups will learn about the Great Depression, industrialization, mining, frontier life, railroads, women in West Virginia’s history, and more. Educational programs take place in the Education Center on site, where groups will participate in hands-on activities that aim to teach them more about West Virginia.
 
Contact Info
Address: 1900 Kanawha Blvd E. #435, Charleston, WV 25305. Kanawha County. Tel: 304-558-4839. Website: www.wvculture.org/museum/State-Museum-Index.html. Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 9AM-5PM.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Cost: Free.

SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies, Art.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies, Art.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Museums & Exhibits Lesson Plan

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