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Appalachian Studies Portable Exhibit

Celebrating the contributions of Appalachians from diverse backgrounds

Project Leader: Travis Stimeling
Department/Unit: Appalachian Studies Working Group, WVU Humanities Center

The Appalachian Studies Working Group, sponsored by the WVU Humanities Center, created a series of four portable displays featuring the work of significant Appalachians who have made meaningful contributions in the arts, humanities, and sciences. The exhibit displays feature the work of historian and literary scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr.; singer and activist Kathy Mattea; climate scientist and glaciologist Ellen Mosley-Thompson; and journalist Weijia Jiang.

Using portable stand-up displays, the exhibit will be displayed in a number of public venues around campus to draw attention to the remarkable work of Appalachians from diverse backgrounds.