APRIL 18, 2015 MOUNDSVILLE
Visit the Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex including the Delf Norona Museum to learn about the largest 2000 year old Adena Burial mound. The Marx Toy Museum displays the largest number of Marx toys in the world. Fostoria Glass Museum houses a collection of exemplary quality glassware. Learn about the former Moundsville State Penitentiary, a Gothic fortress which was the second public building constructed by the newly formed state of WV after the Civil War, opened in 1876 and closed in 1995.
MAY 9, 2015 ANNUAL DINNER
This is a great opportunity to network with others from the University community, offer suggestions for the upcoming year, and meet the officers while enjoying fantastic dinner. The annual report will be presented, and door prizes will be given.
JUNE 13, 2015 FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT’S FALLING WATER / KENTUCK KNOB & LAUREL CAVERNS
Tour Frank Lloyd Wright’s Falling Water and Kentuck Knob. Have lunch at the beautiful Summit Inn, then tour Laurel Caverns or stay on the surface and play miniature gold in a simulated cave. Falling Water was built between 1936 and 1939, stretches out over a 30’waterfall, and is the only major Wright-designed house open to the public with its furnishings, artwork, and setting intact. Kentuck Knob was built in the early 50’s.
Nearby Laurel Caverns is the largest cave an natural bat hibernaculum in Pennsylvania. Kavern-putt is a simulated cave and 18 hole miniature golf course. You can also pan for gemstones and fossils.
Lunch options include the historic Summit Inn.
JULY 10,11,12, 2015 JOHN HENRY FESTIVAL / PIPESTEM OVERNIGHT
The 3 day festival celebrates John Henry, who worked in the C&O Railroad in the 1870’s. Start with Friday night concert at the Great Band Tunnel. The festival includes banjo pickin’, storytelling, and river games. We’ll stay at Pipestem Resort State Park with bicycle rentals, golf, horseback riding, hiking, radio control race tracks, fishing, swimming, a lookout tower, hay rides, aerial tramway, mini golf, fitness center, paddle boats, archery, canoeing, horseshoes, and the historic Harris Homestead.