MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. — The public is invited to view the work of some of Marshall County’s most creative young artists from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, March 19, as Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex in Moundsville celebrates the 34th annual Marshall County Student Art Show competition with a free reception. Visitors at the reception can vote for People’s Choice awards, which will be presented to one middle school and one high school student.

The exhibit featuring artwork by middle- through senior-high school students will remain on display during regular museum hours through Wednesday, April 6.

Participating schools include Cameron High and Middle Schools, 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 is coordinated by Amanda Jenree, art teacher and club adviser.

“We always look forward to hosting this annual event which showcases the talent of our young local artists,” said Jeremy Kohus, site manager at Grave Creek.

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.

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History is an agency within the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts with Kay Goodwin, Cabinet Secretary. The division, led by Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith, brings together the past, present and future through programs and services focusing on archives and history, arts, historic preservation and museums. For more information about the division’s programs, events and sites, visit The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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