Bill of Rights Exhibit

The West Virginia Humanities Council has partnered with the Federation of State Humanities Councils and the National Archives to provide a free, pop-up exhibit observing the 225th anniversary of the Bill of Rights to 42 display sites across West Virginia. The exhibit, The Bill of Rights and You, was created by the National Archives and was delivered to each venue at no cost in early December.


The exhibit celebrates the 225th anniversary of the Bill of Rights, which was observed December 15, 2016. The National Archives launched a national initiative to explore the power of the Bill of Rights and our enduring system of government. The exhibit presents key information about the Bill of Rights including its history, implementation, and impact today. The Humanities Council coordinated the effort to identify exhibit sites in West Virginia, and worked with the National Archives to insure each state venue that wanted to participate in the initiative would receive the exhibit. Each site also received digital educational and press materials from the National Archives.


People interested in viewing the exhibit should contact their local venue to confirm the specific display dates.



Alum Creek Public Library Alum Creek
Raleigh County Public Library Beckley
Craft Memorial Library Bluefield
Bruceton School Bruceton Mills
Burnsville Public Library Burnsville
West Virginia State Law Library Charleston
West Virginia Library Commission Charleston
Cross Lanes Library Cross Lanes
Dora B. Woodyard Memorial Library Elizabeth
Elkins-Randolph County Public Library Elkins
Pricketts Fort State Park Visitor Center Fairmont
Marion County Public Library Fairmont
Calhoun County Public Library Grantsville
Ritchie County Public Library Harrisville
Hillsboro Public Library Hillsboro
Summers County Public Library Hinton
Cabell County Public Library Huntington
Guyandotte Public Library Huntington
Putnam County Library Hurricane
West Virginia State University Institute
Boone-Madison Public Library Madison
McClintic Library Marlinton
Martinsburg Public Library Martinsburg
Hardy County Public Library Moorefield
Swaney Memorial Library New Cumberland
Nutter Fort Public Library Nutter Fort
Paden City Public Library Paden City
Wood County Public Library Parkersburg
Five Rivers Public Library Parsons
Grant County Public Library Petersburg
Piedmont Library Piedmont
Mason County Public Library Point Pleasant
Rupert Public Library Rupert
Bridge Valley Community & Technical College South Charleston
Roane County Public Library Spencer
Pleasants County Public Library St. Marys
Summersville Public Library Summersville
Mountaintop Public Library Thomas
Monroe County Public Library Union
Brooke County Public Library Wellsburg
Doddridge County Public Library West Union


Bill of Rights exhibit

The Cross Lanes Library created an excellent display with additional reading about our government and the Bill of Rights.