e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia is the comprehensive reference resource for the Mountain State of West Virginia. Based on the best-selling West Virginia Encyclopedia, e-WV offers thousands of articles on West Virginia’s people and places, history, arts, science and culture.
e-WV is a project of the West Virginia Humanities Council.
Art and science come together The Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences in Charleston opened to the public July 12, 2003
West Virginia Day West Virginia Day is celebrated each year on June 20, the anniversary of the day West Virginia became the 35th state, June 20, 1863.
New Capitol dedicated Built for slightly more than $9 million, the new state capitol was officially dedicated on West Virginia Day, June 20, 1932.
Deadly twister A tornado that struck the Shinnston area of Harrison County June 23, 1944, killed more than 100 people and destroyed numerous homes.
State Parks West Virginia has 36 state parks and resorts, including Blackwater Falls State Park in Tucker County. The parks offer hiking, biking, camping, and many other activities.
The Sesquicentennial West Virginia celebrated its 150th birthday with a 3-D show and fantastic fireworks display at the Capitol.
Learning about the Mountain State Find resources related to West Virginia studies in the e-WV Classroom.
This Date in History
July 23, 1863: I. T. Mann was born in Greenbrier County
Financier and industrialist Isaac Thomas Mann (July 23, 1863-May 18, 1932) was born in Greenbrier County. After an apprenticeship at his father’s Greenbrier Valley Bank in 1889, Mann helped organize the Bank of Bramwell, which became a financial pillar of the southern coalfields.
Mann visited financier J. P. Morgan in New York in 1901 and in a famous seven-minute interview received backing for an ambitious scheme to acquire coal bearing lands in McDowell County from the Philadelphia...
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