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MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. — Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex in Moundsville will host the 36th annual Marshall County Student Art Show. The exhibit opens on Saturday, March 17, 2018, with a reception from 2 – 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. The artwork will be on display during regular museum hours through Saturday, April 7.

The show features artwork created by some of Marshall County’s most gifted art students from local middle and high schools.

Participating schools include Cameron High School, John Marshall High School, Sherrard Middle School and Moundsville Middle School. The exhibition is produced by students from the Cameron High School Art Club and coordinated by Amanda Jenree, art teacher and club adviser.

“We look forward to hosting this event every year. The reception from the public has been absolutely positive,” said Jeremy Kohus, site manager for the Grave Creek Complex.

For more information about activities and programs at Grave Creek Mound, contact Andrea Keller, cultural program coordinator, at (304) 843-4128 or [email protected] or visit www.facebook.com/gravecreekmound and www.twitter.com/gravecreekmound.

Operated by the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex features one of the largest conical burial mounds built by the Adena people between 250 – 150 B.C. and ranks as one of the largest earthen mortuary mounds anywhere in the world. Exhibits and displays in the Delf Norona Museum interpret what is known about the lives of these prehistoric people and the construction of the mound. The complex also houses the West Virginia Archaeological Research and Collections Management Facility.

Admission to Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex is free. The Delf Norona Museum, located at 801 Jefferson Avenue, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and closed Sunday and Monday. Outdoor access closes at 4:30 p.m., and may be closed all day during inclement weather.

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