The Frontier in American Culture
January 16, 2001 - February 20,
The Mary H. Weir Public Library
3442 Main Street
Weirton, WV 26062
Library Director Richard Rekowski with
Guests Viewing the Frontier in American Culture Exhibit.
| The Frontier in American Culture is a
national touring exhibition for libraries organized by the American Library Association
(ALA) and the Newberry Library, Chicago. It is supported by a generous grant from the
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Washington, D.C., a federal agency.
The exhibition arrived in six large crates and was set up in the activity room in the lower level of the library. The exhibition opened with a 6 P.M. reception held Tuesday, January 16, 2001. Entrance to the exhibit is free. Guests may view the exhibit from 10 A.M. to 7:30 P.M. Mondays through Thursdays and from 10 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Fridays and Saturdays.
Displays of related print and video materials from the library's collection will be available for those who would like to further their knowlege of the image that Americans have developed of the frontier. The library's reference and public service staff will be available to help patrons locate related materials both in the library's collection and online.
The G.F.W.C./Weirton Woman's Club/Art Department provided a generous gift from the proceeds of their November Arts and Crafts Show to help provide the funding to bring the exhibit to Weirton. A committee consisting of Chairman, Mrs. Marge Dumbaugh, Ruth Ann Valiga, Fran Czernek, Jeanne Kolanko, Joann Dankovchik, Jo-Ellen Wright, and Wilma Roberts was chosen to work with the library to select this cultural programming to bring to Weirton.