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Events for December 2016
Architects and Architecture of the West Virginia Coalfields
December 01, 2016 to December 31, 2016
— Beckley, Raleigh
This traveling exhibit features architects and architecture of the coalfields of southern West Virginia. The exhibit will feature the careers of several prominent architects including Hassel Thomas Hicks and Alex B. Mahood who designed many of the buildings that were built in the region. The exhibit will also feature many prominent buildings designed by these men as well as the work of other architects.
December 1-31 at Raleigh County Public Library. http://wvhumanities.org/event/event-2884/
This project is funded in part by a West Virginia Humanities Council grant.
Blue Suede Christmas at Chuck Mathena Center
December 09, 2016
— Princeton, Mercer
Elvis is coming to the Chuck Mathena Center for the holidays! Scot Bruce, America’s premier Elvis tribute artist, will bring his show, Blue Suede Christmas to the Chuck Mathena Center on Friday, December 9 at 7pm. With his uncanny resemblance to Elvis, you will definitely want to hear the renditions of his Christmas songs including “Santa Bring My Baby Back” and “Blue Christmas.” The voice. The guitar. The swiveling hips. It’s Elvis all the way!
Tickets for Blue Suede Christmas at CMC are on sale now. Go online to www.ChuckMathenaCenter.org or call 304 425-5128. You can always visit the CMC Box Office at 2 Stafford Commons in Princeton Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. All tickets are $25. Groups of ten or more receive a 10% discount. Show tickets make really great Christmas gifts. Buy for your whole family and your Christmas will be not be blue!
From the Radio and the Ridge Top - Music of the New Deal Era in West Virginia
December 09, 2016
— Lewisburg, Greenbrier
This program of music and stories by “Born Old” (Paul Gartner and Doug Van Gundy) takes the audience back to the grim days of the Great Depression and the New Deal programs which were organized to help deal with it.
7:30P.M. December 9 at Old Stone Room, Carnegie Hall, Lewisburg. http://wvhumanities.org/event/event-3050/
Supported by a West Virginia Humanities Council grant
Forgotten Hero: Ensign James Maddox and the Sinking of the M.S. Zandaam.
December 10, 2016
— Fairmont, Marion
Display and discussion on the life of World War II Ensign James Maddox. Program is conducted in association with the Woman’s Club of Fairmont’s annual open house during the “Feast of 7 Fishes.”
1:00P.M. December 10 at Women’s Club of Fairmont. http://wvhumanities.org/event/event-2898/
Supported by a West Virginia Humanities Council grant.