Today marks the 156th anniversary since West Virginia became a state. We would like to wish a Happy West Virginia Day to all!
West Virginia officially became a state on June 20, 1863. There are all kinds of celebrations going on around the state to commemorate the day.
— West Virginia Football (@WVUfootball) June 20, 2019
The State Department of Arts, Culture and History is having a celebration. Governor Jim Justice and First Lady Cathy Justice will cut the West Virginia Day cake in Charleston at 11 a.m. at the Culture Center. The cutting of the cake will be followed by an interfaith prayer service at noon.
The Culture Center will also be selling 35 special edition West Virginia Day Blenko glass pieces. These will be yellow and cobalt blue and cost $69 each. They can only be purchased in person.
Morgantown is holding off its West Virginia Day celebrations until this weekend. There will be a family-friendly street festival downtown on Saturday. It will run from noon to 6 p.m. on the block of High Street between Walnut and Pleasant Streets. It will feature live music, food vendors, local art and a children’s area. There is no charge for admission and there will be cake and cookies available.