Entries Categorized as 'history'

Honoring West Virginia’s History Through Exploration

Date Written by Jason Keeling on June 20, 2012

West Virginia has an intriguing history, and on today’s 149th anniversary of statehood, learning more about the Mountain State’s past might be one of the best ways to honor it, particularly as next year’s sesquicentennial milestone approaches.
Doing so helps us gain insight into how our ancestors lived, the struggles they faced, their positive experiences, and [...]

Buffalo Creek: Remembering the Disaster

Date Written by Jason Keeling on February 26, 2011

History is filled with tragic events. Moments characterized by pain, the loss of lives, and human malice or error. These instances compel the public’s attention; they lead us to pause, empathize, and reflect on what’s happened.
But over time, we tend to go about our day-to-days and forget, while those people impacted quietly rebuild their worlds. [...]