Calendar marks anniversary

CHARLESTON -The State Historic Preservation Office of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History has published “Land, People and Statehood,” a free 13-month calendar highlighting the Mountain State’s path to statehood.

“West Virginia will celebrate its 150th birthday on June 20, 2013, and we’re proud to present this calendar of commemoration for the occasion,” said Susan Pierce, deputy state historic preservation officer for the division.

Each month of the calendar focuses on a person or site, including James Hoge of Putnam County, a delegate at the Virginia State Convention who voted against secession; the Gibson-Todd House in Jefferson County, which sits on the site where abolitionist John Brown was hanged for treason in 1859; and West Virginia Independence Hall in Ohio County, which is considered the birthplace of West Virginia.

To request a copy, contact Conni McMorris at (304) 558-0240 or e-mail her at or write to: West Virginia Division of Culture and History, 2013 Calendar, The Culture Center, 1900 Kanawha Boulevard., E., Charleston, W.Va. 25305.

The calendar was funded in part by the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.