West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture & History

Governor and First Lady Justice Welcome Past Golden Horseshoe Winners to Reunion

 CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Governor Jim Justice and First Lady Cathy Justice, along with the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History (WVDACH), would like to invite all past Golden Horseshoe award winners to a special reunion to acknowledge the accomplishments of those who have received this prestigious award. The program will take place on Monday, June 20, 2022, from noon – 2 p.m. at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston, and will feature a ceremony and reception. This event will be part of the annual West Virginia Day celebration.

Since 1931, more than 15,000 West Virginia students have received the Golden Horseshoe Award in recognition of their knowledge of West Virginia history. Each year, thousands of eighth graders across the state take the Golden Horseshoe examination, and more than two hundred are inducted into the prestigious Golden Horseshoe Society each year.

For more information and to register for the event, go to https://wvculture.org/event/golden-horseshoe-reunion/ or contact Andrea Thompson, WVDACH deputy curator, at Andrea.D.Thompson@wv.gov.

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