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New murals installed in Capitol Rotunda to celebrate West Virginia history

By Beth Sergent, HD Media

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — More Mountain State history will be on display in the West Virginia State Capitol Rotunda beginning next week.

At his media briefing Wednesday, Gov. Jim Justice and Randall Reid-Smith, secretary of the Department of Arts, Culture and History, announced the first four of eight murals will be dedicated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, West Virginia Day.

The murals being added to the Rotunda and dedicated Thursday are titled:
“Shiveree of Seneca Rock”
“Battle of Philippi Bridge”
“Harpers Ferry 1859”
“State Seal”

“Our State Capitol is already one of the most stunning in the nation, and the addition of these murals will only add to its beauty,” Gov. Justice said in a news release in April. “This is something that’s been talked about since the Capitol’s completion in 1932, and here we are nearly 100 years later, finally, getting this project across the finish line. I cannot wait for these to be finished.”

Read more: https://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/new-murals-installed-in-capitol-rotunda-to-celebrate-west-virginia-history/article_e041990c-1590-5ddb-9070-28e57b2e2241.html

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