CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Division of Culture and History is commemorating West Virginia Day with festivities in Charleston and Wheeling.
Officials say the free, public events on Friday will take place at the Culture Center in Charleston and Independence Hall in Wheeling.
The Culture Center will host a birthday celebration that includes educational activities, a speech on historic Charleston and cutting of the state's birthday cake.
Officials say a new museum exhibit and video entitled "150 in 3-D: A Century and a Half of West Virginia Pride" will officially be open for visitors to see inside the State Museum.
West Virginia Independence Hall will have its annual celebration with Civil War re-enactors on site giving demonstrations and tours. There also will be a commemoration ceremony in the historic courtroom.