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Traveling Sen. Robert C. Byrd exhibit to be hosted in Bluefield, Lewisburg, Athens, Charleston

Centennial Celebration of Byrd’s birth —  Nov. 20, 2017 — set for Culture Center in Charleston

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.VA.  — (July 25, 2016) – The Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education has announced a series of southern West Virginia stops — Bluefield, Lewisburg and Athens — for its fact-filled traveling exhibit, “Robert C. Byrd: Senator, Statesman, West Virginian.”Byrd Center Logo

“The exhibit tells the story of Sen. Byrd’s origins in the coal fields, his service to the state and the nation, and his lasting legacy as the West Virginian of the 20th Century,” organizers said.

Beginning Aug. 10 through Sept. 1, the exhibit can be seen at Bluefield State University’s Harris-Jefferson Student Center. The university is planning a reception for the campus community honoring the late Senator on Aug. 14, and students return to classes on Aug. 15.

The exhibit moves to the Greenbrier County Convention & Visitors Bureau in Lewisburg on Sept. 2 and then to Concord University in Athens on Oct. 1.

The Centennial of Sen. Byrd’s birth is Nov. 20, 2017, and the traveling exhibit will be at the Culture Center in Charleston, where a grand celebration is being planned.

About the Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education: The mission of the Robert C. Byrd Center is to advance representative democracy by promoting a better understanding of the United States Congress and the Constitution through programs and research that engage citizens in the history of Congress. The Center is the home of the Robert C. Byrd Archive containing the papers and records of the Senator’s long career. More can be found at

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