Exhibit open to the public and campus at no charge
ATHENS, W.Va. – “Robert C. Byrd: Senator, Statesman, West Virginian,” a major traveling exhibit on the life and career of the late senator, is featured at the Marsh Library at Concord University through Oct. 31.
The exhibit honors the 100th anniversary of the birth of Senator Byrd in 2017 and includes digital representations of more than 100 documents and photographs from the extensive Robert C. Byrd Congressional Papers Collection.
The Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History & Education is the sponsor of the exhibit along with the non-profit Congressional Education Foundation, Inc.
“This exhibit shares the story of the longest serving United States Senator: his early life and entrance into politics; his devotion to family and to the people of West Virginia; his public service and rise to leadership positions in the U.S. Senate; and the Senator’s role as defender of the U.S. Constitution,” said Ray Smock, director of the Byrd Center.
The CU community and the general public are invited to view the exhibit during its visit to Concord at no charge. The exhibit is available for viewing Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Schools and other groups wishing to visit the exhibit should contact Connie Shumate at 304-384-5366 to schedule an appointment.
The exhibit began its two year tour in April at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, W.Va. After going on the road in West Virginia and Washington, D.C., the tour will culminate in Charleston, W.Va. in November 2017 in celebration of the centennial of Senator Byrd’s birth.